No, GOP, Biblical Marriage Was Not Between One Man and One Woman

OEN- Usually folks use Leviticus, Sodom and other parts of the Bible to support their anti-gay claims. Since interpretation is involved here, the claim “nothing” is a tad suspect, but otherwise interesting article.
Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee. (photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 

he freak-out by the Republican presidential candidates over the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage provokes me to revise and reprise the points below. Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have formally pledged: “We will not honor any decision by the Supreme Court which will force us to violate a clear biblical understanding of marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman.” Sen. Ted Cruz also called on Americans to ignore the SCOTUS ruling.

Does that mean the rest of us can repudiate the decision making W. president in 2000, and can refuse to recognize corporations as persons?

In any case, the Bible doesn’t actually say anything at all about homosexuality, since it is a form of identity that only came into being in modernity. (Same-sex intimacy has been there all along, but in most premodern societies it was not a subculture, though medieval male bortherhoods were common and in South Asia there were hijras).

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