Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Lord of the Rings Film Star Rips Out Bible Pages That Speak Against Homosexuality

The Lord of the Rings star, Ian McKellen, has admitted to removing the pages of the Bible that speak against homosexuality. He has admitted publicly to doing this since 2004.

The verse that he says he does not like is Leviticus 18:22, "'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination." He says that he does not like the verse or the fact that the punishment for it was death. He says, "I think it's rather obscene and pornographic, and shouldn't be there, so I remove it."

This is so absolutely ludicrous. Does he think that by removing those pages that God's word is changed and that all of the sudden homosexuality is okay? In the article he says that others do it too, and send him the pages as proof.

Mr. McKellen and all of you others who vandalize the Word of God:
I have news for you. God does not change. You do not change the Bible or anything in it by tearing out pages or parts you do not like. Homosexuality is still wrong! How are the words in the Bible "obscene and pornographic"? The act of homosexuality is what is obscene and pornographic!

The Bible still says the following, and it always will:
1 Cor 6:9 "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals"
1 Tim 1:9-10 "realizing the fact that (civil) law is not made for a righteous man, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers"
Rom 1:26-27 "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error."

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Religious Speech and Religious Freedom Being Attacked

A Federal District Court has ruled in favor of a Pennsylvania school which barred a parent of a kindergarten student from reading from the Bible as part of a social studies assignment. This assignment was supposed to have no content restrictions, but the school felt that to read from the Bible was too proselytizing. In this assignment the students were supposed to be able to share their interests and learn about other's interests. In this case, one of the student's interests was the Bible and he asked his mother to come and read some of the Bible. Part of the assignment included an invitation for parents to come and read part of their child's favorite book. The child's teacher instead suggested that the mother read a book about "witches and Halloween".

This is yet another example of an attack on religious freedom when it involves Christianity and the Bible. It is also an attack on freedom of speech when it involves Christianity or the Bible. I would be willing to bet that if the child had wanted to share about the Muslim faith or an interest in sorcery, then it would have been allowed. It probably would not even have been questioned!

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