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Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.
Nice find. Pretty funny. But why is Jesus glossing over Leviticus? Doesn’t he love the rest of the Bible, too?
I must admit that I don’t agree with the whole pinning this issue solely on Republicans. It’s much more tied to church attendance.
Gallup just released their updated tracking poll, and it shows that 35% of Democrats don’t support gay marriage also. Not to mention 20% of Republicans do support it. It seems unfair to pin this issue on Republicans, since neither Amendment 1 in NC nor Prop 8 would have passed without the support of some democrats.
While it’s true there are many Christian Democrats, and many Democrat politicians who need to pander to a majorly Christian electorate, you can’t ignore the fact the Republicans pander more to the Christian vote.
Though Christian does not necessarily mean Conservative, the Republican base is deeply Christian Conservative, so they are anti-gay, anti-contraception, anti-science, to keep that demograph happy, and when they are called out for being bigoted they simply say they want to focus on the economy and then try to pass another anti-abortion bill that helps no one or give more tax breaks to the rich.
It’s all about jobs, jobs, jobs.
And despite all you’ve said, Prop 8 in California and Ammendment 1 in North Carolina don’t pass without a big chunk of Democratic votes because of the 20% support amoung Republicans. If you want to talk Legislative action, sure blame it on the republicans, but if you want to talk ballot initiatives, it’s just factually incorrect to blame it solely on Republicans.
Jesus’s grammar sucks. He said “thou” when he meant “thee.”
If one believes Jesus is God, he did indeed have plenty to say about gay people. Liberal Christianity is better than old school Conservative Christianity, I suppose, but they both still pick and choose what they want to believe from a flawed book. Why can’t they just ditch Jesus as an authority figure and follow the good ideas he promoted on their own merits?
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