Just posted this on their website... and it felt so good:
Homosexuality is not a sin, it's a sexual orientation. What year is this, 1811? People are still spewing this nonsense? If you're looking for similar "abominations" in the same section of Leviticus, you might not want to go dining at Red Lobster; or wear mixed-fiber clothing; or shave your beard; and if your children back-talk you, you are commanded to stone them to death. Does our society following ANY of Leviticus? Of course not. We'd be wallowing in ignorance if we did. So stop picking and choosing parts of the Bible to condemn gay people. It's disingenuous, and wholly unchristian.
Why should anyone be surprised that this poll was created by a Fox station that's also in South Carolina.
Posted by: David in Houston | May 16, 2011 10:06:26 AM
My only comment on this poll is: HUH??
Posted by: Danny | May 16, 2011 10:09:33 AM
WorldNetDaily aka WingNutDaily clearly wrote this poll for them.
Posted by: TampaZeke | May 16, 2011 10:51:02 AM
David In Houston, maybe you didn't get the memo. Haven't you heard? All of those rules that inconvenience so-called religious people regarding divorce, adultery, slavery, what to eat or wear, women's behavior....well God didn't REALLY mean those. But those few mentions of homosexuality in the entire book? Well then He meant every word! And if you try to bring David and Jonathon or Ruth and Naomi into it you're a filthy-minded pervert because they were just really good friends!
As The Church Lady used to say, "How ConVEEENient!"
Posted by: Codswallop | May 16, 2011 11:04:35 AM
All people commit homosexuality? That would be news.
Posted by: anon | May 16, 2011 12:06:46 PM
Well, in a way, it's true. It IS listed in the bible as a sin. Now whether or not you agree with what The Bible says literally is another story. I think their choice of grammar is more interesting. It makes it sound like EVERYONE commits acts of homosexuality :-)
Posted by: Daniel | May 16, 2011 12:11:21 PM
No, "homosexuality" is not listed anywhere in the bible as a sin. How about a poll dealing with christians with the following options? a) hungry lions or b) burning at stake.
Posted by: brent | May 16, 2011 12:21:28 PM
Yay! They fixed the wording. Here's the note from a the news director. Thanks to folks for calling them on their stupidity -- that is, those of you who "thought the wording was poor".
bryandcox said: 40 minutes ago [from 12:45pm, so about 12:05pm ET]
We've modified the wording of the poll to just give the option to agree or disagree with the church's decision. While the station never intended to advocated for or against any type of religious or political viewpoint, as some of you thought the wording was poor we've modified it so the poll clearly reflects its stated purpose simply to ask what people think of the decision.
Posted by: tjc | May 16, 2011 12:48:47 PM
Yay! They changed the question to:
What do you think about the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) decision to permit ordaining openly gay members as clergy.
Posted by: Yanz | May 16, 2011 12:50:56 PM
The original's option was not between homophobe and really homophobic. If you look at the wording it's "I agree because I'm gay" or "I'm a homophobe because God's a homophobe too."
The first option says "it's just one of those sins that EVERYONE commits, like not putting your wife in a secluded tent during her period." Subtext: "Even I do that."
If you were a devout Christian, whose team would you side with?
Posted by: Andalusian Dog | May 16, 2011 9:00:48 PM