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Newsweek trashes the Bible in support of homosexual marriage
email | Dec. 8, 2008 | Donald E.Wildmon AFA

Posted on 12/08/2008 3:19:42 PM PST by Rennes Templar

Donald E. Wildmon Founder and Chairman American Family Association

December 8, 2008

Newsweek magazine has published a lengthy article (http://www.newsweek.com/id/172653) stating that the Bible supports homosexual marriage. The article was written by Lisa Miller, Newsweek religion editor.

Miller's article is one of the most biased and distorted pieces concerning homosexual marriage ever published by any major news organization. The article is much too long for this e-mail.

Dr. Albert Mohler has offered a response to the Newsweek article. I suggest you read Mohler’s article (http://www.albertmohler.com/blog_read.php?id=2881) and then read Miller's Newsweek article.

Mohler made a significant point in his response: "The national news media are collectively embarrassed by the passage of Proposition 8 in California. Gay rights activists are publicly calling on the mainstream media to offer support for gay marriage, arguing that the media let them down in November. It appears that Newsweek intends to do its part to press for same-sex marriage. Many observers believe that the main obstacle to this agenda is a resolute opposition grounded in Christian conviction. Newsweek clearly intends to reduce that opposition."

Take Action! Send an e-mail to Newsweek telling Newsweek you are disappointed with its distorted interpretation of scripture. Forward this e-mail to your friends and family. They need to see how the media distorts scripture to support same-sex marriage. Ask them to send an e-mail to Newsweek:

Thomas E. Ascheim, CEO Newsweek 251 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 445-5245

E-Mail: tom.ascheim@newsweek.com

Sincerely,

Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman American Family Association Donate with confidence to AFA (gifts are tax-deductible)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: celebratesin; culturewar; homosexualagenda; lisamiller; newsweak; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 12/08/2008 3:19:42 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

I will dance and give out candy when newsweak and time go out chapter 11.


2 posted on 12/08/2008 3:24:29 PM PST by omega4179 (Pardon Ramos and Compean !! Hello Jorge...Paging Jorge Arbusta.)
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To: Rennes Templar

3 posted on 12/08/2008 3:24:29 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Rennes Templar

If a person is dishonest, in this case really dishonest, they can say the Bible justifies just about anything. I am no expert on the Bible but it clearly condemns homosexuality and in very strong terms. There is no other proper way to read it.


4 posted on 12/08/2008 3:25:17 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Rennes Templar

bookmark


5 posted on 12/08/2008 3:26:58 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Rennes Templar
I canceled by subscription to Newsweek several years ago because they are anti-American left wing scum who lie on a daily basis and help kill Americans.

One should boycott any company that advertises in this left wing anti-American piece of scum.

6 posted on 12/08/2008 3:27:31 PM PST by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the Royal 100 Club)
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To: yarddog

Lisa Miller has a history of pulling this crap. The nicest thing you could say about her understanding of religion is that she’s incompetent.


7 posted on 12/08/2008 3:28:54 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (By Obama's own reckoning, isn't Lyndon LaRouche more qualified? He's run since the 70's)
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To: YOUGOTIT

I wonder what scripture they think they referenced to defend sodomy.


8 posted on 12/08/2008 3:29:42 PM PST by DonaldC
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To: Rennes Templar
The article was written by Lisa Miller, whose bona fides are that she was the “Society Editor” prior to being named the religion editor. The MSM will expect us to equate her opinion, probably based upon thumbing through an old copy of a Gideon's Bible in a hotel room, with dissenting opinions of the elite Christian theologians of all time.
9 posted on 12/08/2008 3:29:50 PM PST by Natural Law
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To: Rennes Templar
The article was written by Lisa Miller, Newsweek religion editor.

It looks to me like Lisa Miller is contributing to the demise of Newsweek, like the Chicago Tribune and New York Times. Do you not agree?

10 posted on 12/08/2008 3:31:19 PM PST by olezip
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To: Rennes Templar

Time Magazine declared God dead ~45 years ago.

Aparently Newsweak is resurrecting God and writing a new Bible for Him.


11 posted on 12/08/2008 3:31:30 PM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: Rennes Templar
The biblical ideal is monogamy. But polygamy was common in the ancient world and patriarchs and kings of Israel married several wives. Yet the ideal was never renounced.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

12 posted on 12/08/2008 3:32:15 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Rennes Templar

Long after Newsweek is in the ash heap of history, the Bible will still be the most widely read book in the world.


13 posted on 12/08/2008 3:33:42 PM PST by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Rennes Templar
Newsweek magazine has published a lengthy article (http://www.newsweek.com/id/172653) stating that the Bible supports homosexual marriage.

Orwell lives!

14 posted on 12/08/2008 3:34:26 PM PST by Mojave (http://barackobamajokes.googlepages.com/obama_funny)
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To: DonaldC

She didn’t cite any scriptures at all. She quoted one verse dealing with love between Jonathon and David and thats about it. The rest was subjective interpretation.


16 posted on 12/08/2008 3:39:17 PM PST by ritewingwarrior (Just say No.)
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To: Always Right

LOL

Looks like they think David and Nathan had a tryst. The writer has clearly missed the entire Biblical message.


17 posted on 12/08/2008 3:39:17 PM PST by DonaldC
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To: Psycho_Bunny

“Lisa Miller has a history of pulling this crap. The nicest thing you could say about her understanding of religion is that she’s incompetent.”

It’s the Christmas season. It’s their duty to bash christian beliefs every Christmas and every Easter.


18 posted on 12/08/2008 3:39:26 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Natural Law
The MSM will expect us to equate her opinion, probably based upon thumbing through an old copy of a Gideon's Bible in a hotel room, with dissenting opinions of the elite Christian theologians of all time.

I doubt she has ever even cracked the cover. She doesn't have to. There are an abundance of homosexual apologists who have perverted the scriptures in many and juvenile ways, to support the idea, pirmarilly, that because the Bible doesn't specifically forbid homosexual marriage, that it is OK by God. I know that is diseased thinking, but those who advance it are diseased people.

19 posted on 12/08/2008 3:41:15 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Rennes Templar
Just one more attempt to destroy Christianity The Word does not support immoral homoseual activity.
20 posted on 12/08/2008 3:42:34 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: DonaldC
Looks like they think David and Nathan had a tryst. The writer has clearly missed the entire Biblical message.

I wonder if they knew that was the actual Bible passage when they pulled that comment? I realize the context was in poor taste, but it was the actual Bible passage. John 12:14.

21 posted on 12/08/2008 3:44:03 PM PST by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: YOUGOTIT

Ok, so one of us needs to purchase it and start the boycott rolling. Seriously, money talks.


22 posted on 12/08/2008 3:45:01 PM PST by momincombatboots (Not a journey for the feeble.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Newsweek *is* trash!


23 posted on 12/08/2008 3:45:47 PM PST by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: YOUGOTIT

Ok, so one of us needs to purchase it and start the boycott rolling. Seriously, money talks.


24 posted on 12/08/2008 3:45:54 PM PST by momincombatboots (The last experience of the sinner is the horrible enslavement of the freedom he desired. -C.S. Lewis)
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All i did was quote the king james bible.

25 posted on 12/08/2008 3:52:16 PM PST by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Rennes Templar
Send an e-mail to Newsweek telling Newsweek

No, a better idea would be to have a prominent conservative publicly condemn that rag in harsh terms. Don't send emails or letters to that piece of used toilet paper (My apologies to used toilet paper). That magazine is pure leftist propaganda, I don't even read it for free at the dentist or doctor's office.

26 posted on 12/08/2008 3:55:00 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Rennes Templar

Newsweek and the perverted may trash the Bible all they wish, that does not take away from it’s truths and power. Never has, never will. I do believe this will be a time of “sifting” out the faithful, I clearly see it moving in that direction, so stand stong.

Marie Jon has a good article (”There will be change” at renewamerica.us) about this very thing, focusing on the lack of principles that Obama demonstrates.


27 posted on 12/08/2008 4:15:18 PM PST by brushcop (We remember SSG Harrison Brown, PVT Andrew Simmons B CO 2/69 3ID KIA Iraq OIF IV)
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To: omega4179
"I will dance and give out candy when newsweak and time go out chapter 11."

I'm amazed that they are both being printed. Who buys that trash? I haven't bought either in many years. The Internet will eventually eat them alive. By the time either News Mag comes out, it's way old news anyway.

28 posted on 12/08/2008 4:23:45 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: Rennes Templar

I’ve read a few issues of newweek lately, and determined that they are definately Satanically influenced. I had determined never again to read an issue of that evil magazeen disguised as hard news (and information)!


29 posted on 12/08/2008 4:35:22 PM PST by JSDude1 (Like the failed promise of Fascism masquerading as Capitalism? You're gonna love Marxism- Nephi)
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To: ritewingwarrior

Well then I guess David and Jonathan (according to them) aren’t in the presence of God (and His Son) at this very moment-becuase both OT (Leviticus) and NT (Romans, etc) condemn homosexual behavior (of couse we know that they really loved eachother as brothers, and good friends-and that David was married more than once).


30 posted on 12/08/2008 4:40:21 PM PST by JSDude1 (Like the failed promise of Fascism masquerading as Capitalism? You're gonna love Marxism- Nephi)
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To: JSDude1

The only time I read this crap is while waiting in the doctors office. I think they are the only ones that buy it.


31 posted on 12/08/2008 4:40:27 PM PST by AGreatPer (Telling Obama all the secrets makes me sick)
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To: Rennes Templar

Leviticus 18:22 “ ‘Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.


32 posted on 12/08/2008 4:47:24 PM PST by right way right (Do not mistake Religion for God.)
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To: DonaldC

ping


33 posted on 12/08/2008 8:01:30 PM PST by Glacier Honey
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To: hinckley buzzard

“There are an abundance of homosexual apologists who have perverted the scriptures in many and juvenile ways, to support the idea, pirmarilly, that because the Bible doesn’t specifically forbid homosexual marriage, that it is OK by God.”

They’re advancing such a stupid argument. By the same logic, the Nazis could say the Holocaust of the Jews is OK because after all, the Bible never uses the term “Nazi holocaust.” “Internet pornography” is a term you won’t find in scripture either. Does that mean it’s OK?

God not only gave us His Holy Word but he also gave us a brain to discern truth from error. Prohibitions against murder and lust pretty much sum up Biblical opposition to the Nazi holocaust and internet porn.

On the issue topic, Jesus Christ definining marriage as an inherently co-ed institution(Matthew 19:4-6) and condemning all sexual activity outside of that relationship(Mark 7:21) pretty much sum up the Bible’s negative position concerning homosexual behavior and marriage “redefinitions.”

These same leftists will then turn around and say slaughtering animals for food and driving an SUV are unforgivable sins yet there exists absolutely no Bible verses to support either of those contentions.

I would respect them more if they would just come forward and admit that the Bible does condemn homosexual behavior, they just don’t happen to agree with those prohibitions. Is it too much to ask the Left to be intellectually honest? Apparently so.


34 posted on 12/08/2008 9:07:21 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: olezip

I agree, but she will continue her lib rant wherever she gets a forum, regardless of how many go down.


35 posted on 12/09/2008 7:41:21 AM PST by Rennes Templar (The Messiah and the Religion of Fleece)
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To: Rennes Templar

When will Miller write an article proving that the Holy Quran supports same-sex “marriage”?


36 posted on 12/28/2008 6:31:08 PM PST by dbz77
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