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10/19/2007

Video: Semi-Live Streaming the 'Values Voters' Summit (Pt. 9)

by Jeremy Hooper

Rabbi Daniel Lapin:

Uhm, "there are no arguments" after this simplistic religious refutation of civil marriage (which is what gays are seeking)? Hmm..well, try these:

(A) It's a complete lie to say that the "Bible says [gay marriage] is wrong." In fact, you can't even prove that any of the "clobber passages" that are now thought of as being anti-gay actually even speak out against homosexuality as we know it. There is much room for interpretation on the anti-gay passages.

(B) There are many forms of marriage in the Bible that those at this "Values Voters" event would consider quite "wrong." Concubines, for example. Levirate marriage, for another (in fact, a woman might even be killed for not fulfilling this duty). Polygamy, also. There are lots of marriages talked about and permitted in the good book.

(C) You have every right to your personal faith views. We do too. Our views say your team's non-stop condemnation of gay people is morally repugnant. However, neither of us have the right to govern a non-theocratic nation with our personal faith beliefs!

And so on and so on...

'Values Voters Summit' Coverage -- Clip 8 [YouTube]
**MORE: See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, & Wrap-Up

***NOTE: People For The American Way's "Right Wing Watch" blog is also covering the event. Check that out as well.

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