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The theology of ignorance (05/05/2013)
From: John Rupkey

In her April 28 letter, Marcy Borgschatz wrote of me: ďhe does not seem to be ashamed of his lifestyle but rather parades it.Ē I totally agree. This is what advancing beyond the Catholic theology of homophobia has done for me.

If she would like to offer me something different, I respectfully decline. Iíve had enough of shame and hiding inside a closet.

None of the biblical writers ever wrote anything about gay people. They didnít know gay people existed because they were invisible. It has taken until 2013 for us to see just one gay professional athlete. Back then gays were ashamed and scared and hiding inside closets of self-hate, like they have been doing for centuries until the present time.

When the Bible was being written, people didnít understand that God created some people who fall in love only with members of their own sex. It has been only recently that we have figured this out for ourselves. It is ludicrous to suggest that ancient writers understood this and specifically addressed this issue in the Bible.

They mistakenly thought everybody was created heterosexual, and therefore mistakenly concluded that those who had sex with members of their own gender were heterosexuals acting against their God-given nature.

Marcy also wrote that since the beginning of time God instituted marriage between one man and one woman. I believe anthropologists have not discovered any evidence that suggests this is true.

I hope she isnít trying to claim that the creation story in the Garden of Eden with the talking snake and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is historical evidence to support her assertion.

If you are looking for the work of Satan in the world today, how about taking a good look at his success in getting some religious people to believe that obvious mythology is history, and then developing a hateful homophobic theology partly based on that ignorance.

 

 

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