Episcopal bishop Gene Robinson is saying that homosexual acts are sinful unless…you really can’t help it and really really really want to do it.
In a section of his New Testament letter to the Romans (1:22-27) dealing with God’s admonitions against same-sex relations, St. Paul was actually writing about heterosexuals who engage in same-sex acts and not homosexuals, said the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal church.
“We have to understand that the notion of a homosexual sexual orientation is a notion that’s only about 125 years old,” Bishop Robinson told CNSNews.com. “That is to say, St. Paul was talking about people that he understood to be heterosexual engaging in same-sex acts. It never occurred to anyone in ancient times that a certain minority of us would be born being affectionally oriented to people of the same sex.”
That make sense?
So he’s saying that Paul was just too blockheaded to understand that if a heterosexual engages in homosexual activity it’s a sin because he’s not a homosexual but if you engage in homosexual activity because you’re a homosexual it’s all cool. Got that?
I love how people who don’t like what the Bible says always act as if the people who wrote it were neanderthals who could barely scrape their thoughts onto the side of a cave wall and couldn’t possibly have any insight into humanity like us brights in the 21st century. Because, you know, truth has an expiration date.
So in short, the very evolved Bishop Robinson is all about the Bible except those parts where he knows better.
This is the part where I thank God I’m a Catholic.