But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five hundred years ago
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This phrase refers to the fact that many conservative Christians have the tendency to pick and choose verses from the Bible. The Bible both condemns homosexuality and promotes love of all God’s children.
Macklemore joins a long list of critics who point out that there are many things forbidden in the bible that hardly get the attention that homosexuality gets. For example, the bible prohibits remarriage after divorce. We can safely say there is much less debate on this issue than on the issue of gay marriage.
The Old Testament contains most of the scriptures that condemn homosexuality, while there is still debate about the New Testament’s position.
Many christians in favor of homosexuality and gay marriage call for the rejection of the Old Testament on the basis of the New Testament’s increased relevance.
Furthermore, people today have a tendency to “paraphrase” the Bible into their own words, for situations that did not exist or that the Bible was not intended for when it was written thousands of years ago.
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