A couple of days ago I received a message on myspace from my friend Terrance, who had been sent an e-mail of an article that was published in his undergraduate newspaper entitled "The Bible and the Homosexual" .
As you might have already guessed, the usual scriptures that supposedly condemn homosexuality were tossed around as if they had been written and verbalized by Jesus Christ himself.
The topic of religion and homosexuality is and will always be a sensitive topic for most people. The sad part is that a large majority of people don't study the origins of the text, but instead opt to believe everything they read and hear as truth.
How many times have you heard the church mother say, " Jesus said it and I believe it". I believe that practical knowledge and common sense should be applied to any document that's thousands of years old and has been translated more times than we can count.
Terrance wrote a response to the article and I think it's something everyone should read. The thing that impressed me the most about his response was that he didn't allow his emotions and the tired christian rhetoric we're all too familiar with deter him from stating the facts.
I'm extremely proud of Terrance, it takes courage to stand up against religious bigotry. I'll see you on the battlefield my brotha. The Response