Over at The Huffington Post Cenk Uygur has a very excellent post entitled "Not Another Word About Gay Marriage Until They Execute an Adulterer."
- The religious right picks and chooses which parts of the Bible they want to apply.
- They don't give a damn what the Bible says. They just want to use it as an instrument of hate.
- Now the Bible says ... that adultery is an abomination. And the just punishment for this sin is execution.
- [So] why do [they] only focus on the part of the Bible against homosexuality but not on the part against adultery?
- [As a target] gays are perfect. They are a small enough percentage of the population and different enough from the rest of us to be able to get people to focus their negative, barbaric instincts on them. The Bible is only a tool for this tribal, ugly tactic.
- So, from now [on], I would like to tell the Rick Warrens of the world, you are perfectly allowed to say how much you would like to take gay people's rights away from them based on the Bible so long as you agree to do one thing first -- execute an adulterer.
- If you can do that for me, then I'll believe that you actually believe in the Bible literally and will accept your literal argument against homosexuality. Fair is fair. Step on up.
I can find nothing in his post with which I disagree.
I only wish I had written it.