Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hollywood just cant get over Prop 8

Some in California just can't accept that a majority of their fellow citizens do not agree with their desire to recognize gay marriage. The latest installment comes in the form of "Prop 8: The Musical", on Will Ferrell's "funny" video site

If you don't think you can stomach watching it, it goes a little something like this...a bunch of Hollywood actors put on a spoof play about the two sides of Prop 8. Invariably it seems, Christians get mentioned and that always leads to a misquote from the Bible, and this time it comes from Jack Black who plays Jesus, who cites Leviticus 11 regarding what can and can't be eaten in the Old Testament, trying lamely to make the point that there are a lot of things not followed any more, and to condemn gays is "picking and choosing" what to obey from God's Word. The Christians then "come around" to their view when they are reminded that recognizing gay marriage will save the economy (I'm not joking) because of all of the new boom to various businesses, like tattoo removal.

There are many problems with this of course and I'm sure that for many of my regular readers this will not be anything new:

1. Leviticus is one of the books of the Torah -- the first five books of the Old Testament that gave the Jews the Law for them to follow...which they still do to this day, so to say downplay the Bible as "old, silly rhetoric" is actually a slam against Jews AND Christians here.

2. The Law of the Torah is no longer valid from a Christian view because God sent His Son to die for us as promised and prophesied thereby establishing a new covenant that transcended the ones described in the Old Testament.

3. It is clear that the video creators are not knowledgeable enough of item #2 above, but that doesn't keep them from wanting you to then conclude that since there are old "wacky" laws in the Old Testament, then being gay is no longer a sin.

4. HOWEVER, homosexuality is still clearly defined as sin in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, which is AFTER the death and resurrection of Christ, thereby being an act defined as a sin under this new, everlasting, and most importantly, FINAL covenant.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (New International Version)

9Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

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