Ever hear of Hyperbole
Mr. Hinton - Have you ever heard of "hyperbole," an exaggeration and extravagant statement used as a figure of speech to make a point? “I’ve told you a million times!” The point Mel is making that in all the many verses of the bible, be they a million or 31,102, only nine refer to same sex behavior. These few verses in all the bible have been mistranslated, misinterpreted, and misapplied to support bigotry, prejudice, and spiritual, emotional as well as physical abuse against GLBT people by “good” church people. Hope that clears it up for you.
The Rev. Robert L Barker
Weidman, MI 48893
"I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ." Gandhi
"When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not care to support it, so that its professors are obliged to call for the help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one." Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac
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