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Jon Stewart of the Daily Show interviews the Rt Rev. Gene Robinson on the changing Christian attitudes toward same-sex marriage and explains how the commonly misinterpreted story of Sodom and Gomorrah actually deals with poverty.


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Adam Spencer
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Adam Spencer

Ok, so, I both deeply respect and admire Bishop Robinson and appreciate the difficulty of a videotaped interview. (I've done a couple minor ones and they're never fun for this tongue tied introvert)

That said, I don't think Bill is being unreasonable. I think it is fair to expect the BISHOPS of our church to quote Scripture accurately. (If and when they quote it at all)

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Ann Fontaine
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Ann Fontaine

All the gospel writers and Paul have misquotes of scripture - it's the sense of it.

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Bill Dilworth
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Bill Dilworth

And if he had said, "Scripture says, 'Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God' it would have been an accurate quote, Gillian. Like I said, the sentiment is in the spirit of the New Testament, but I don't believe it's a quote, and presenting it as a one was a misstep. And as I said, I think he did well overall - it wasn't a fatal misstep.

He's made the attribution before, it turns out. In one interview, he said that it was a quote from something called "the first letter of Paul" (which narrows it down to three epistles, I guess). Paul says lots of stuff about love, but that isn't one of them. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/religion/news/2012/06/20/11684/religion-marriage-and-the-economy/

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esoterica1693
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esoterica1693

1 John 4:7-8 "Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Gillian Barr

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Bill Dilworth
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Bill Dilworth

All in all I thought he did very well. The "Scripture says, 'Where love is, there is God'' line was unfortunate, but even if the quote isn't from the Bible it's certainly inspired by it, via "Ubi caritas" and Tolstoy.

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