Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Obama to Evangelicals: You Aren't Reading Your Bibles

Apparently Obama already knows a thing or two about fighting Biblical verses with Biblical verses, asking questions like these:
Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is ok and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount - a passage that is so radical that it's doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application? So before we get carried away, let's read our bibles. Folks haven't been reading their bibles.
I wish he'd gone a bit farther in his defense of gay rights, but I'm glad that he's not being cowed.

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