Prior to the passage of the marriage equality legislation in New York, CNN's Kyra Phillips interviewed Jonathan Dudley, who authored an op-ed on CNN's faith blog asserting that opponents of gay marriage were hypocritical, using the Bible to defend their own values. Dudley is a graduate of Yale's Divinity School and the author of Broken Words: The Abuse of Science and Faith in American Politics.
Dudley says that the religious right is riddled with self-serving double standards. He says that that the Bible does not support same sex marriage, but that Christians ignore other passages of the Bible when making arguments against homosexuality.
"Yeah, I keep thinking if I took the Bible word for word," Phillips joked, "that I'd be stoned for planting strawberries next to my corn and I would be my … My husband would be my master."
Dudley says that you cannot take a book that was written thousands of years ago and apply it to our culture in 2011.