December 10, 2008

A Simple Refutation of Newsweek

After reading the Newsweek article claiming that the Bible supports gay marriage, I, as many others surely did, went through and listed off my criticism of the interpretation. It cannot be very hard to find a good Catholic refutation of the article, so instead of contributing my own, I'm going to aim at the shortest refutation.

There are simply two points.

1) Lisa Miller clearly tries to cite the Bible in support of gay marriage. Up until her article, "(a)ll the religious rhetoric... has been on the side of the gay-marriage opponents, who use Scripture as the foundation for their objections." One would assume, then, that Ms. Miller wants us to consider her interpretation of Scripture.

2) Near the end of the article, Ms. Miller makes the statement that "if Jesus were alive today, he would reach out especially to the gays and lesbians among us."

Ms. Miller wants us to consider her interpretation of specific passages, when she has missed the single biggest point - the central point - of the Bible.

Is Jesus not alive today?

The religion editor of Newsweek, putting herself up as a Biblical exegete, has missed a point that wouldn't elude a ten-year-old Sunday school student. Normally, a single mistake should not invalidate an entire thesis, but this is a considering mistake to make. It shows very clearly that Ms. Miller has missed the message.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Jesus is risen.

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