August 04, 2012
FOX News Kinda Gets It Right! Kinda
First you have to get past some of the southern hot air of spewing out the preacher dude's mouth, eventually Megyn Kelly asks:
“This country has a long history of discrimination against certain groups. Eventually we wind up getting it right. Right? Against women, against blacks, the civil rights movement and so on. And in justifying that discrimination when it was in place, some folks turn to the Bible and turn to their religious beliefs and said we have to have slavery because it’s in the Bible. Women have to be second-class citizens because that’s in the Bible. Blacks and whites can’t get married because that’s in the Bible. That wound up in a case. A judge wrote that in an opinion, which the Supreme Court ultimately struck that down, saying that’s not right, judge—the Equal Protection clause says you can't do that. Why is gay marriage any different?”
Slavery and women's rights are just two examples where the Bible has been wrong (and there are thousands more)! The Bible clearly condones slavery and relegates women to second class citizens. Following the U.S.'s history of these two civil right battles it seems fairly clear the U.S. courts will deem same-sex marriage as unconstitutional and same-sex marriage will become legal in every state (even the preacher dude believes this!).
But what's creepier is the preacher dude's last statement (I'm paraphrasing here): "even if the courts did declare same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, he will still believe same-sex marriage is wrong because the bible says so." Does he (and all those like him, his followers) also believe abolishment of slavery and women's rights are wrong too because the bible says so?