Matthew 19:21 … Knowing your Prophets (01/10/17)

Regardless of what might be said about the relative sins &/or merits of the Christian church, there is little doubt that its primary tenets come from the letters of Paul. And without delving into the easily provable Truth that Paul’s gospel (see 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 + Romans 10:9) was actually a self-made theology that directly […]

Matthew 6:19-20 … a Lessening of Stuff (12/25/16)

Actually, despite the vehemence of this meme — Jesus said nothing of the sort, and indeed often encouraged his followers to do exactly the opposite — to worry not about their material needs, to give more than they received, to make their lives about Love, to share of their Selves more than their stuff … […]

Luke 6:46 … The Way of Christ (12/24/2016)

This holiday season, I am thankful for the actual Way, the actual Truth, & the actual Life of Jesus Christ … Indeed, despite what many Christians might say to the contrary, The Way of Christ actually has nothing to do with Jesus at all — nothing to do with worshiping him as if he were […]

John 14:16-17 … The Advocate Within (07/24/16)

Right Action (what some call “morality” or “Goodness”) is not about what your friends say or what you learned from your parents … It’s not about what you were taught in school or what your preacher told from the pulpit … It’s not about being religiously devout or following acceptable social norms, and it sure […]

Jude 1:7 … Clobbering the Clobberers #07: Justifying Jude (06/26/16)

Finally, here indeed we find a verse that does seem to condemn homosexuality outright. It reads: “Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which, in the same manner as they, indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural lust, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.” … AND YET like its […]

1 Timothy 1:9-10 … Clobbering the Clobberers #06: Truthifying Timothy (06/26/16)

Next, we have a passage that is not as frequently heard, and yet one that is used to bash homosexuals nonetheless. It reads: “This means understanding that the law is laid down not for the innocent but for the lawless and disobedient; for the godless and the sinful, for the unholy and the profane — […]

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 … Clobbering the Clobberers #05: Cleansing Corinthians (06/26/16)

This is another passage frequently used by conservatives to rationalize judging homosexuals to be “sinners”. It states in part that, “Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) … Here, once again, I can understand why someone biased against homosexuality […]

Romans 1:26-27 … Clobbering the Clobberers #04: Rescuing Romans (06/26/16)

Another passage commonly used to condemn homosexuals is found at the end of the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the Romans. It reads like this: “For this reason God gave them up to degrading passions. Their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural, and in the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse […]

Genesis 19 … Clobbering the Clobberers #03: Regenerating Genesis (06/26/16)

Another popular passage among the condemnatory conservative Christian crowd, these verses speak of the critical portions of the infamous tale of Sodom & Gomorrah, and state the following “But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the […]

Matthew 19:4-5 … Clobbering the Clobberers #02: Manifesting Matthew (06/26/16)

This also-famous passage has Jesus stating that, “Have you not read that the one who made them at the beginning made them male and female?.… For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh” (from Matthew 19; citing Genesis 2:23-24). […]

Leviticus 18:22 & 20:13 … Clobbering the Clobberers #01: Illuminating Leviticus (06/26/16)

I find it remarkable that today — in the year 2016, no less — it is still proving to be unsettlingly common for conservative Christians to incorrectly use the Bible to publicly condemn homosexuals &/or openly damn homosexuality — more often than not making their ignorant proclamations to folks who do not themselves have a […]