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Church of Scotland: "Every student of the Bible is a selective literalist"

Kirk's, the Church of Scotland's official magazine, criticized Christians who use the bible to condemn homosexuals.

According to The Scotsman, Kirk's editorial stated:

Every student of the Bible is a selective literalist. Those who swear by the anti-homosexual laws in the Book of Leviticus wouldn't publicly advocate slavery or stoning women taken in adultery. They presumably no longer accept Biblical teaching on sexual matters such as polygamy and sex with slaves. And yet there are many who continue to be bound by a few Biblical verses — none of them in the Gospels — about homosexuality, nowadays understood as a matter of genetics rather than lifestyle.

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