“Whenever I’m debating with someone who authoritatively declares that the Bible condemns homosexuality, and who cites the infamous Romans 1:26-27 as proof, I almost always offer this rejoinder: “What do you make of the vocative at the beginning of Romans 2?”
“The question is admittedly pretentious on my part but I’ve found it effective, because those often most eager to wield the Bible as an authoritative weapon are also often those who have read it only in translation, and not very closely at that.” – Don M. Burrows
Read the rest at Romans 1:26-27: A Clobber Passage That Should Lose Its Wallop.
For a basic review of the same material: “Not long ago, I encountered a perspective on Paul’s rant that I never heard before. It suggests that the rant does not represent Paul’s view. Instead, Paul voices the common disparaging view of Jews toward Gentiles—in order to contradict it.” – Tim
Read the rest of this article at Jesus Without Baggage
(Tim has written an excellent series on Homosexuality and the Bible.)