Here’s a video of one of Pastor Worley’s parishioners trying to defend what he said -
What do you think? Am I being unfair when I say she doesn’t seem to have a clue as to what she’s defending or why? Nor does she seem to know what the Bible indeed says about the matter. She seems angry at Anderson Cooper’s questions – am I wrong in thinking that they seem fair, earnest, and not at all accusatory? It seems she’s angry that anyone would question the authority of her pastor. It seems to me that he’s just asking honest, fair questions.
Anderson raises a lot of the same issue that I mentioned in my post – 1200 strong congregation in support of this guy means he’s not someone on the radical fringe, why is homosexuality worse than adultery or other sins a literal following of Leviticus would lead us to some unpleasant conclusions, etc. – and brings up a few others. Yet this woman seems to think that the ‘mainstream media’ is making something out of nothing.
My main point here is not that homosexuality is right or that marriage should be re-defined. My main point is that there a lot of Christians who don’t have a clue as to what their Bible really says. They follow the priests and prophets blindly. This isn’t good for Christianity – and it’s definitely not good for democracy.
What do you think of this woman’s defense? If you agree with her – can you make a better defense of her ideas than she does? Would love to read your posts.