False teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie really outdid himself today in Questioning The Roles of Religion and Talk Radio in Promoting Hate Crimes. He questioned the roles, all right, but offered no proof of anything. He called assaults against gays a crime (true enough) but forgot that pesky part about homosexual behavior being a sin.
- 100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior denounce it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms.
- 100% of the verses referring to God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.
- 100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).
- 0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions.
Soon the question of marriage equality will return to the ballot box in Oregon as Basic Rights Oregon prepares to launch a statewide initiative campaign to overturn the constitutional ban on same sex marriages. This time conservative opponents of equality will be met with a coalition that includes progressive and moderate clergy — myself included — who believe and preach that God created humanity with a richness of diversity that only serves to better us as a people.
Chuck blasphemes and says God made people want to violate his plan for sexuality.
In the midst of these public campaigns, let us pray for an end to violence and for civility in our debates.
More hypocrisy. While calling his ideological opponents haters and the cause of violence against gays, he asks for civility. Uh huh.