In gay marriage news, Newsweek is trying to rock the boat in response to Prop 8 passing in California. Though of course I’m against any measure, like prop 8, which denies people of their rights, I think Newsweek’s ridiculous attempt to explain how the Bible is actually a pro-gay marriage text is ultimately going to do more harm than good, to the magazine itself as well as the movement. The author, in addressing sections of the New Testament that would seem to take a negative stance on homosexuality, turns for perspective to one guy out there who reads them as actually being castigations of the Roman Emperor. No one except people who were already in favor of gay marriage are going to be convinced by this. On the other hand, it likely has gotten so much play on talk radio and on Christian blogs that it has energized its opponents and convinced a whole host of people who may not have had negative views of the media to perceive an agenda.
Anyway, I’ve been following the threads on one particular response to this. Click over to read my responses to some of the bloggers (you can just ctrl+f my name).