When President Obama announced he now supports same-sex marriage, he cited his Christian faith. Many other people cited their religion to disagree. Why is there such variation? Part of it has to do with how you read the text.
Maybe it’s just my schooling, I don’t know, but when I read this little intro blurb ^ about the article, my immediate response was rather colorful. Summed up, it was: “NO F****ING DUH!”, which I then realized was a bit harsh. I’m just angry that more people haven’t figured out how easy it is to read things into the text, and interpret it in various ways. I love NPR, and I get the way society has been told to look at the Bible, but that last sentence (in the blurb) was just about the most obvious statement that could be made. Next to me saying “In order to live, part of it has to do with how you eat and breath.”