The Bible, says Stedman, takes “precedence” over human rights. By licensing Privitera, the bishop “changed basically 2,000 years of Christian practice.”
Stedman’s opposition to Privitera ministering to a congregation has nothing to do with her personally, says Stedman. “I can accept a gay person as a pastor as long as they are not married.” (source)
Really, though… I wonder if this is how the Christians used our religion and our God to justify the bondage of other human beings?
I think the answer is… dum dum dum… Yes. These radical, backward Christians railing against the rights of gay people are in the same boat as the Christians who used the Bible to justify slavery, to justify the mistreatment, malignment and mass murder of Jews (who supposedly were “responsible” for the death of Christ – I always that it was because God had planned it that way), to justify the legal and societal subjugation of women and to justify the denial of marriage between people of different races.
The Bible takes “precedence” over human rights? Yeah… and I’m a straight, Republican, Christian Homobigot, too.
But… oh well… let’s get the chains and slave ships back out folks. Since the Bible condones slavery and, evidentally, the Bible trumps human rights, it’ll be alright.