The bible is a pile of repugnant hate.
Columnist and gay activist Dan Savage, speaking at a journalism conference in Seattle, caused quite an uproar by criticizing Biblically-based bigotry against gays. Reader Sigmund draws some lessons about accommodationism from this incident.
Religious accomodationism beyond evolution
The Huffington Post recently posted a video of Dan Savage, the originator of the anti-bullying initiative, “It gets better”, talking about the Bible and its use as moral justification for anti-gay bigotry.
The clip is worth watching for two reasons.
First, Savage, speaking at the National High School Journalist Conference in Seattle, points out the hypocrisy of someone using the Bible as a justification for certain actions while ignoring all the other questionable behaviors it endorses (such as slavery or stoning non-virgin brides to death). Savage says this:
The Bible. We’ll just talk about the Bible for a second. People often point out that they can’t help with…
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