What Dan Savage Doesn't Know about the Bible and Slavery

During an April 13 keynote speech delivered to thousands of people attending a high school journalism conference in Seattle, "anti-bullying advocate" Dan Savage launched an expletive-filled tirade against Bible, stating that people should "learn to ignore the bulls--t in the Bible" about homosexuality because "we have learned to ignore the bulls--t in the Bible about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about masturbation." Continuing, Savage asserted that the "Bible is a radically pro-slavery document" and: "Slave owners waved Bibles over their heads during the Civil War and justified it." "The shortest book in the New Testament is a letter from Paul to a Christian slave owner about owning his Christian slave. And Paul doesn't say, 'Christians don't own people.' Paul talks about how Christians own people." "... the Bible got the easiest moral question that humanity has ever faced wrong: slavery. What are the odds that the...(Read Full Article)

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