Posted by: maboulette | September 2, 2011

RICK SANTORUM ON GAY PARENTS


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GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum got into a heated conversation with a student at Penn State recently over the issue of same-sex parents and their impact on the growth of their children.

Santorum, upset over being called a “bigot” by CNN’s Piers Morgan, pointed to the Bible as well as Roman Catholic teaching to support his beliefs regarding same-sex marriage and parenting, asking how 2,000 years of moral theology could be considered bigotry. And he was worried, he said, about the implications of allowing gay marriage and gay parents:

“This has profound consequence to the entire ecology, moral ecology, of America. It will undermine the family. It will destroy faith in America. And does anybody go out there and make the argument as to why this is a good thing, because it will happen. Make the argument why this is right. I don’t hear those arguments.”

“There are plenty of arguments,” replied one student, who doesn’t appear on camera. When asked to elaborate, she said it was “extremely unfair” of Santorum to say that there no social science reports suggesting children fared just ine with two same-sex parents, because there are actually a whole slew of them. (In fact, one such study recently made headlines of its own.)

The two then argued about the legitimacy of the American Psychological Association, and, well. A resolution was not reached, to say the least.


My first question would be how can Santorum justify campaigning for high political office by debating moral theology?  Perhaps you sir should be campaigning on how to create conditions for those who are unemployed to find jobs or how to get the economy back in shape or ending the wars we have been in for the last 10 years  – and I frankly don’t see where gay parents or homosexuality have anything to do with these issues.

Personally I believe that it is time for our public officials to be working on jobs and the economy and leave social issues alone especially if they are running for the Presidency –  they are running for President of a Republic, not President of a Theocracy.  

 And don’t argue with college students unless you have some vague idea what you are talking about – the Bible says nothing about same sex parents anywhere certainly not on how this issue affects children.  In fact as many times as the Bible has been translated from the different ancient languages – we can’t even be sure what the Bible says about being gay or what the other books of the Bible – which the Church chose to keep out –  have to say about this subject also. 

In regards to Christianity and the Bible: Homosexuality does not appear in the gospels, nor in Acts or Revelation. Jesus is never once quoted as condemning it. It appears only in the epistolary literature and then only three times (I Cor., Romans, I Tim.).

If those who paraphrase the English translation of the Bible would care to learn more about the history of the times during which the Bible was written in, you would find some very interesting things. In I Corinthians   6:9, Paul uses only the Greek words “malakos” and “arsenokoital”. In the 1st century Greco-Roman world in which Paul was a Roman citizen, “malakos” was used to describe a “call-boy” in a pederastic relationship for money and “arsenokoital” was the older men who paid malakos for sex. In I Timothy 1:10 the words used again by Paul are “pornol”, arsenokoital”, and “andrapodistal”. These three words meant male prostitute, user of a male prostitute and sex slave dealer. The point here is that in the 1st century Greco-Roman world, homosexuality was almost exclusively pederastic – older men seducing boys – either forcibly, with money or by taking advantage of the youthful naiveté. This is the specific form of sex that Paul spoke against.

The gay lifestyle of two people of the same sex loving each other and wanting to build a life together today is not as it was in that society, so Paul’s words can be interpreted as being invalid. The context is simply not the same.

S0 Mr. Santorum what do you have planned for jobs?

 

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Responses

  1. Amazing that 2000 years later, and having not been there, that you know EXACTLY what Paul was writing about…
    NO MATTER what anybody else writes, and the fact that it is also mentioned in the old testament, in the garden of Eden, God did not create for Adam, Bill, he created Eve. Dragging this man/boy thing into it only clouds your judgement.. and those of others, where does it stop?

  2. Once again, everyone who disagrees with the “party line” is an evil homophobe trying to establish a theocracy in America. Give me a break, he was asked about the subject and gave an honest response according to the Christian ideals and principles he believes in. Most people, not all believe as he does. Any elementary school biology course can discern the problem with homosexual theology. The Bible clearly teaches that homosexuality is sin, no political correct word play makes it right. Sorry.


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