Kings and queens

The Larry King show on October 16 featured a discussion of antigay violence in America. Among the guests was evangelist Jerry Falwell, who defended the authority of the whole Bible, including all four inches-worth of texts that might address homosexuality.

Another guest, Andrew Sullivan, openly gay former editor of the New Republic and a Catholic, proposed that no one, including Falwell, is a literalist about all biblical teachings--think of slavery or the patriarchs who did not repent of polygamy. Sullivan also wondered why, if hating the sin of homosexuality is such a central part of Christian ministry, Jesus didn't say anything about it.


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