This week’s ridiculist award goes to Mississippi state representative Andy Gipson who at least had the Christian decency to quote the Bible on homosexuality when he went to his Facebook page to rant about President Obama’s “evolution” on the matter.
Read the full story here at the LGBTQNation (complete with Facebook screen shots) but in a nut case – I mean in a nut shell, Gipson, a lawyer and Southern Baptist minister (how about that for a winning combination), quoted Romans 1:26-28 and one of my personal favs, Leviticus 20:13 in his exhortation that the only opinion that matters on the subject of gay marriage is that of the Lord himself.
Let’s have a look at the scripture for a moment:
Romans 26-28 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient
Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them
<sarcasm>Lovely stuff there. Surely this way of treating each other will benefit humankind </sarcasm>
Given that people like Gipson and North Carolina’s Sean Harris from the news a couple of weeks ago turn to the Bible – quite accurately I might add; I mean I just quoted from the King James Version word for word it seems pretty darn clear to me - for the inspiration that fuels their bigotry, I am constantly amazed at the Biblical and ethical gymnastics that accommodationists must surely perform to hang on to their religion.