Bible study

Bible study: While I don’t typically blog about politics or religion (and without a doubt, this is the first time I’ve included both in the same post), I’d like to go on record as saying that I can thank my years of attending Sunday School for knowing the exact chapter and verse of the Bible (John 8:3-7, I link to the King James Version because that’s the way God wrote it when I learned it in Sunday School) that makes these remarks by a Tennessee lawmaker so incredibly ironic.

Rep. Lincoln Davis (as reported by the Tennessean): “We should … prevent those who commit adultery from running for office. Mr. Speaker, this House must lead by example.”

Jesus (as reported by John): “And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst. They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

Actually, despite the way the article is written, I assume the congressman was using irony. However, I’d like to propose that it be a sin for lawmakers to try and be witty.

For the record, I’m 100% against adultry and have little doubt I would be stoned (in more ways than one) if I were to ever change my stance on that particular issue.

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  • Steve ove at realVerse

    While we are at it, maybe we should also bar lawmakers that have lied from running for office.

  • Christian Grantham

    Interesting perspective. Given you share the “100% against adultery” position with a lot of people, do you think their are more people who would vote on being 100% against something as opposed to being, say 75% against gay marriage? What I’m getting at is gay marriage is up for a vote. Adultery isn’t, but given so many more people are 100% against it, why shouldn’t it be up for a vote?

  • Christian Grantham

    Once Marriage is defined as sacred and worth defending in constitutional amendments, there is another slippery slope worse than simply allowing gay couples to marry: and that’s criminalizing adultery and banning divorce.