Posted by: drew | March 14, 2006

“Yours is a Literalism of Convenience”

Thanks to Frank at pseudorandom for bringing this article to my attention. Frank writes,

Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. writes an open letter to a Miami-area high school teacher, Donna Reddick, who participated in a student-produced television segment broadcast within the school. The segment was part of a series featuring pro- and anti-gay opinions. In Reddick’s segment, after anti-gay students had made their comments, she made hers:

Reddick’s response:

The coup de grace… was you, invoking Sodom and Gomorrah and telling students homosexuality was “wrong according to the Bible” because God ordered humanity to multiply, which gay couples cannot do…

Put simply, I’ve had it up to here with the moral hypocrisy and intellectual constipation of Bible literalists.

Check out Frank’s excellent blog for the rest of the letter and some good commentary.


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