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Don’t go to Gene Robinson for scriptural interpretations February 5, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in foolishness, General Catholic, Society.

Disgraceful Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson was interviewed by CNSnews, and had some very unusual interpretations(as in, made up to justify his behaviors) of some St. Paul’s letters.   Bishop Gene was the first homosexual to be made a Bishop in the Episcopal Church.   So, naturally, some of Paul’s letter to the Roman’s has to be reinterpreted to justify the Episcopal Church’s shamefully un-Christian election of him.

So, what does Gene say?  Well, he says that, in Paul’s day, there was no conception of homosexuality proper, and so Paul was actually warning heterosexuals not to engage in gay sex.   Bishop Gene assures us that, had St. Paul been alive today, he surely would have endorsed the ability to true homosexuals, who he says have no power over their sexual proclivities, to engage in a gay sex extravaganza. 

Does anyone in North America, besides those willingly self-deluded, actually believe that?  First, he’s wrong – St. Paul doesn’t say, don’t lay with a man, “unless you intend to have a lifelong monogamous relationship with him.  Romans 1-22-27 says:

22 For professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. 23 And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and of fourfooted beasts, and of creeping things. 24 Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.26 For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. 27 And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.

Pretty straightforward to me.  ‘Men with men….is filthy.’  Not, “it’s filthy unless you just really, really feel attracted to men.”  No, just filthy. 

Bishop Gene is doing what many apostates try to do – to reinterpret Scripture to justify their apostasy.   They like to claim that the writer couldn’t possibly mean what it plainly says, and that, of course, the writers lacked the oh-so sophisticated nuance of ‘today’s interpretations.’  Basic point – I get to make Scripture mean anything I want to justify my lifestyle.  Pretty convenient.

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