A Humanist Responds to Matthew Vines’ God and the Gay Christian

Last year, Matthew Vines published a book that was controversial for a number of reasons, but let’s just start with the title: God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships.

Vines basically offers his own understanding of why the so-called “clobber verses” don’t really condemn homosexuality as many Christians believe. As you can imagine, a lot of progressive Christians praised Vines’ approach. For an evangelical Christian, this was a radical move.

Many conservative Christians, of course, had rebuttals to the book, usually saying that Vines misunderstood the Bible verses and the Bible did indeed condemn homosexuality.

But Humanist James Croft offers a very different kind of response to Vines’ book.

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Skutt Catholic Teacher Dismissed for Being Gay Gets Hired at Public School; One Student Will Follow Him There

Last month, I posted about Matthew Eledge, an English teacher at Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, Nebraska.

He was also Head Coach of the school’s incredibly successful Speech Team — they’d won the State tournament four years in a row — which is why this image greets you on Skutt’s website:

Despite everything he brought to the school, though, administrators there told him he would not be invited back next fall if he married his boyfriend.

There was a Change.org petition in his defense, but the school leaders took advantage of their right to fire people who are gay. (Because Jesus only married women… or something like that.)

That’s why I’m thrilled to say that Eledge has been hired at Millard North High School, a public school about 10 minutes away from Skutt:

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Hillsdale College Chaplain Asks Students To Pray Away The “Evil” of Same-Sex Marriage

The chaplain of Hillsdale College, a nonprofit liberal arts school in Hillsdale, Michigan, sent a bizarre email to the school community this week asking for their prayers against marriage equality.

Chaplain Peter Beckwith (below) cited the marriage equality cases before the Supreme Court, which many believe will end up legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, to describe how “evil” was afoot and Hillsdale students, alumni, and staff should pray against it.



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Christian Shoe Promoter Creates Game Where You Shoot Gay People (Transgender Victims Earn You Bonus Points)

For a couple of hours yesterday, Steam (a website where you can upload games you create or pay to play them) allowed a game called “Kill The Faggot” on its site with the sole objective of killing LGBT people:



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Nebraska Woman Sues All Homosexuals

Because Jesus:

An Auburn woman calling herself an ambassador for God and his son, Jesus Christ, filed a federal lawsuit Friday against all homosexuals.

Sylvia Driskell, 66, said in the suit that she is petitioning the U.S. District Court of Omaha to be heard “in the matter of homosexuality. Is homosexuality a sin, or not a sin?”

Driskell will be representing herself in the case of (I’m not making this up) Driskell v. Homosexuals.

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