Bil Browning

The Old Versus the New: Still Bullshit

Filed By Bil Browning | May 03, 2012 10:15 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: calling bullshit, Dan Savage, New Testament, Old Testament

"LGBT people are being attacked by bad people who are waving Bibles over their heads. They claim they have no choice but to persecute us because of what it says in the Bible. We have a right to crack open that same Bible and ask... what about the rest of it then? We have a right to point out the hypocrisy. And where I'm from 'pointing out' a failure of reason--and humanity--is known as 'calling bullshit.'"

-- Dan Savage responding to Christian critics who've claimed that his point that some Biblical injunctions are overlooked because they're in the Old Testament and the New Testament repealed the laws - except, apparently, the ones about gay people.

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