A primer on gays and the bible

Political Cycles has been blogging On Christian Activism in Canadian Politics. The article has some good links to the activities of Christian activists in Canada and their connections to the US led Christian activist movement.

He also points us to this quick and useful bit of information Bridges offers some good resources on the Bible and Homosexuality. Check out the links below and or go directly to Bridges.

Homosexuality and the Bible Unequal Condemnations Hebrew Sexual Mores The Problem of Authority Judge for Yourselves An Appeal for Tolerance

"The author suggests that the Bible exhibits a variety of sexual mores that were consistent with the time but does not proscribe a biblical sexual ethic. He goes on to say that a strict interpret the Bible requires that we prohibit sex during menstruation, celibacy and masturbation. Prostitution, polygamy, sexual slaves and the treatment of women as property would be allowed." ~ Cycles2k Calgary

This has all come to a head in Canada with the debate of equal or same-sex marriage. Christian activists in Canada have become emboldened by the success of their American brethern. While it looks almost certain Canada will soon have equal marriage across the country, it is also certain that the Evangelical and hard line Catholics are taking up the cause. To elect the people that make the deicsions in Parliament and they are using the money from Focus on the Family and other large American Christian foundations and organizations.

So while we in Canada will have marriage for gays and lesbians in the near future, the fight to retain those rights will go on for years.

For more on gay rights, Christian Activism, equal, gay or same-sex marriage, Stephen Harper, Social Conservatives, James Dobson, Bishop Henry, use the technorati search box in the side bar here and at Politics in BC.

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