The pearls of wisdom bestowed upon us by Moby today: He is not sure why the ‘religious right’ makes such a big deal over abortion and homosexuality, when they are things that Jesus never spoke about.
Without giving the former music star a theology lesson about the fact that Jesus is part of a Trinity, and that Christians (at least Protestant/Evangelical) don’t differentiate between the words of God and Jesus, it would be hard to explain to him. The Bible—as a whole—is the ‘Word of God’ and therefore the word of Jesus.
That said I wish I knew who the often evoked but never defined ‘religious right’ (herein referred to as RR) are. Reverend Billy Graham? James Dobson? Pat Robertson? Is the President part of the RR? Am I? I went through 12 years of a Christian private school, I believe in God and Jesus, I am pro-life BUT…I have tattoos and piercing and I am not sure if the Rev. Graham would approve. Can we be put in the same group? Who actually has a bona fide membership to the RR?
He asks why Christians are against abortion, but for the death penalty. I think a better question is: why are liberals pro-abortion and anti-death penalty? I can see the rally signs… “Spare the Murderer and Kill the Children” (“Barabbas!”) 40 million abortions since Roe V. Wade (1973). 40 MILLION. In the same time frame there have been 918 executions. 918.
I actually stopped watching CNN when the Partial Birth Abortion Act got signed. If there is someone with a stubbed toe on CNN Dr. Sanjay Gupta comes out and explains the inter-workings of the stubbed toe, BUT when the FIRST restriction on abortion since Roe V. Wade was passed: NOT A WORD from Dr. Gupta. “A form of late-term abortion” was all they said. Bill, what is it exactly?
I may be kicked out of my tenuous RR membership for this, but I fully support civil unions. I believe that people can not be denied legal rights –that is how ‘man’s law’ works. SHHH…don’t ruin my “angry and judgmental right wing Christian” persona.
No one denies that abortion and homosexuality are tough and divisive subjects (I guess I have broken every rule here –never talk politics, religion, abortion….), but this is a discussion that the American people need to have. Isn’t ‘dissent is healthy’ the mantra?
Note of Interest: “Roe” of Roe V. Wade is actually pro-life now.
“I long for the day that justice will be done and the burden from all of these deaths will be removed from my shoulders. I want to do everything in my power to help women and their children. The issue is justice for women, justice for the unborn, and justice for what is right." Jane Roe (real name: Norma McCorvey)