Editor’s Note: This was an e-mail sent out on 12/15/08 to members of the Coalition of Conscience. For more information on how you can help with this cause, go to VOR’s home page, and click on the “Call to Action” tab.
Last week the Internet was abuzz with the release of Newsweek magazine’s feature story on the alleged religious case for same-sex “marriage.” Today, that Newsweek issue has hit newsstands across America, replete with a “Holy Bible” on the front cover, adorned with a rainbow (= gay) bookmark.
So, it is not enough to argue that homosexual men and women have the right to “marry,” but Newsweek’s Religion Editor, Lisa Miller, has now argued that the Bible itself supports same-sex “marriage.” To add insult to injury, Jon Meacham, the Managing Editor of Newsweek, has given his full support to Miller’s article.
Now that this atrocious article is out everywhere, it is essential that you know how to respond to the arguments it puts forth.
I will be devoting tonight’s Line of Fire radio broadcast (7-8 PM EST) to the Newsweek article, and you can listen to it live online if we do not yet broadcast in your area. (For station listings and information on the live online feed, go to: http://lineoffireradio.wordpress.com/. If you miss the show, it will be posted with our Line of Fire archives at: http://lineoffireradio.wordpress.com/posts/.)
The most thorough response to Miler’s article has been written by Prof. Robert Gagnon, widely recognized as the foremost expert today on the Bible and homosexual practice. You can read and download his twenty-four page article entitled, “More than ‘Mutual Joy’: Lisa Miller of Newsweek against Scripture and Jesus” at: http://robgagnon.net/articles/homosexNewsweekMillerResp.pdf (for the HTML version, go to: http://robgagnon.net/NewsweekMillerHomosexResp.htm).
The bad news is that grossly inaccurate statements and misleading misinformation and poor interpretation of the Scriptures are everywhere. The good news is that, “we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth” (2 Corinthians 13:8). So let us get equipped with the truth of God’s Word and let us get filled with God’s love and Spirit, confident that, “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD” (Proverbs 21:30).
For some recommended resources, see http://store.icnministries.org/videoanddvds.html and http://coalitionofconscience.org/resources.aspx
The truth will triumph!
Dr. Michael L. Brown
Posted in Sexuality & Gender Tagged with: homosexuality, lisa miller, newsweek, prop 8, robert gagnon, Scripture