January 10, 2010

OK, so we all know that evangelical Christians aren’t that keen on men lying down with men and all that. And that they’re quick to quote rules from the Old Testament (conveniently ignoring the ones about eating shellfish and stuff) to back them up.

Iris Robinson, wife of the Northern Irish First Minister, is a particularly fine example. (The picture is a mask of her at Belfast Pride.) She has called homosexuality an “abomination” and said it makes her nauseous. She’s also described it as “disgusting”, “loathsome” and “vile” and  comparable to paedophilia – claiming her views were based on “biblical pronouncements”.

So the story splashed all over the news about her affair with a 19-year old brings a certain satisfaction – especially as the chapter in Leviticus which she’s fond of using against gay folk calls adultery an abomination too.

Not to mention the dodgy financial dealings that accompanied the affair, which would make anyone nauseous.

One Response to “Abomination”

  1. Icy Sedgwick Says:

    People always find what they want in the Bible to back up their own argument, and conveniently forgets what shows them up in a bad light. Although I find it amusing that people put so much faith in a book that includes zombies.

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