“Love thy Neighbor” is No Endorsement of Gay Marriage

I was listening to “The Herman Cain Show” yesterday morning when a caller wanted to know how Christians, who are told to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matt. 22:39; Mark 12:31; Gal. 5:14), can stand against same-sex marriage. Herman Cain did not give a very good answer.

I’m always amazed when liberals quote some parts of the Bible for their authority and don’t quote others.

The Bible is only fashionable for liberals when they can squeeze out some support, and once they extract what they need, it’s put back in its “Break Glass When Needed” compartment.

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Chris Cuomo, from the pro-abortion Cuomo family, “browbeat the Family Research Council’s Peter Sprigg by, among other things, pretending to speak for Jesus, ‘Jesus message to you was “Love until it hurts and keep loving.” That’s not what [this Indiana religious law] is. It’s exclusion.’”

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I don’t recall a verse where Jesus said what Cuomo manufactured, but it is loosely based on the Bible verses referenced above.

I’ll get back to the command to “love your neighbor as yourself” in a moment.

If I had been Herman Cain, I would have asked the caller if loving one’s neighbor means approving everything your neighbor does. What if your neighbor was beating his wife and children? What if another neighbor was stealing? Does loving one’s neighbor mean that these sins and crimes should be overlooked?

When someone quotes the Bible about loving your neighbor, that command does not stand alone. It’s in the broader context of the entire Bible…


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