The Christian Messenger:
No surprise here, Newsweek was always been a rag that caters to the leftwing plantation. I do my part to protest their hate for conservatives by never buying an issue. Indeed, it's just sad that people who support gay marriage can't do so on its own merit, without ridiculing the Bible and Christianity. By the way Newsweek didn't turn in a profit during 2008 and is currently cutting staff, print size and circulation numbers. Ain't karma a bitch.
AS its cover story for the Dec. 15, 2008 issue, the editors of Newsweek offer readers a one-sided propaganda piece about Scripture and ‘gay marriage’ entitled ‘Our Mutual Joy’ written by Religion Editor Lisa Miller.
According to Miller, “scripture gives us no good reason why gays and lesbians should not be ... married--and a number of excellent reasons why they should.”
Miller restricts her research to ‘scholars’ supportive of homosexual unions and exaggerates discontinuity between Scripture's marriage values and our own. She elevates distant analogies like slavery and haircuts over close analogies, with far more points of correspondence, like adult-committed incest.
She also extrapolates, from certain ‘universal truths’ in Scripture, illogical conclusions that would have appalled the scriptural authors, like assuming that generic love is a sufficient prerequisite for sexual relationships. Moreover, she systematically ignores virtually every significant counterargument to her claims.
For example, she claims that Jesus never ‘explicitly defines marriage as between one man and one woman.’
She overlooks the fact that Jesus not only affirmed a male-female prerequisite for marriage but also predicated his argument about the ‘twoness’ of a sexual bond (monogamy) on the twoness or duality of the sexes in Genesis 1:27; 2:24. Miller contends that Jesus’ singleness and remarks about marriage as a secondary good indicate Jesus’ openness to non-traditional forms of sexual bonds. They actually signify the exact opposite: a further limiting of options for sexual relations to one person of the other sex for life.
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