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CNN Reviews the Christian Hypocrisy on Homosexuality

CNN Reviews the Christian Hypocrisy on Homosexuality

Jonathan DudleyPrior 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.

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One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
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