Christ and Culture, Again
11:32 AM, Dec 8, 2008 • By KATHERINE EASTLAND
So Obama didn't make the cover of Newsweek today. Instead, a traditional-looking Bible with a rainbow ribbon bookmark did. The attendant story, penned by Lisa Miller, makes "the religious case for gay marriage" and is called "Our Mutual Joy."
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Go to getreligion.com for help navigating this dire mess and ask for Mollie Hemmingway, who asks Miller a very good question: "But if you are going to pretend that opposition to same-sex marriage is based Sola Scriptura, could we at least get our Scripture right?" Read her whole (and excellent) analysis of the article here.
On a related note, this spring the New Mexico-based Revision Studios will publish the Princess Diana Bible, which argues that God thinks it's better to be gay than straight. Why Pricess Di? Apparently, just because she did "many good works." The PDB uses the King James Version and changes some of its words to make the Bible fit its agenda. (Note that the KJV is in the public domain and thus tweakable, unlike newer translations held under copyright.) Adam becomes "Aida," a woman's name. And so, in the beginning, God created woman and woman. (How could they be fruitful and multiply?) You can read all of Genesis at princessdianabible.com.