When asked a question about slavery in the Bible and in American, Pat Robertson said, “like it or not, if you read the Bible in the Old Testament, slavery was permitted.” Robertson then concluded that despite what the Bible says, “We have moved in our conception of the value of human beings until we realized slavery was terribly wrong.”
OK, if you all know that slavery is wrong and do not follow that part of the Bible, like some of our slave owning ancestors did, then why do some (not all Christians, of course) of you support bigotry against homosexuals to the point of trying to deny them human rights? Why are some of you against women’s health care and rights? Why are some of you so hateful, sexist, prejudice, misogynistic, and bigoted? Why are some Christians upset with some churches, such as the Episcopal Church, and even calling them names, such as satanic, for allowing gay unions and ministers? The amount of hateful emotions I see towards churches who fully accept LGBTs, allowing them to marry and be ordained, is horrid to me.
Lastly, if you can ignore what the Bible says about slavery, then why can you not ignore the other things in the Bible that are anti-human? It seems to me, that if Christians, like Pat Robertson, can figure out that slavery is anti-human, than why can’t Evangelical Fundamentalist Christians figure out that denying two people who love each other the rite of marriage is also anti-human. Why can’t these same Christians figure out that denying women healthcare and other rights is also anti-human and misogynistic? Do you really do something just because the Bible says so? If that is the case, then I point again to the fact that you not only ignore what it says about slavery, but you also mixing of ethnic groups too, especially now that anti-miscegenation laws were repealed by the Supreme Court in 1967, with the Loving v Virginia case.
In fact, during the Supreme Court hearing of the Loving case, Christians were actually pointing to the Bible and saying, "Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix." Now, denying an interracial couple the right to marry is illegal. Thus, Christians ignore the separation of people in the Bible.
It seems to me, you only ignore the things in the Bible, which society will not allow you to practice and follow, such as slavery and miscegenation. If not for laws, you would probably still have slaves, deny human rights and deny some couples marriage… Well, actually, you still do in the case of gay people and women, which started these questions. Will you ever decide that bigotry, sexism, misogyny, among other things, are terribly wrong?
Things that make you go humm…