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Piers Morgan is a silly ass:

On Monday’s episode of “Piers Morgan Tonight,” the British host called for a ‘gay marriage amendment’ to the Bible.

“My point to you about gay rights, for example, it’s time for an amendment to the Bible,” Morgan told his guest, Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church.

“Not a chance,” Warren responded.

Morgan compared the Bible to the U.S. Constitution, saying the original document should be changed when it no longer suits the times. He called both works “inherently flawed.”

The Founders knew the Constitution might some day be seen as inadequate to changing times, hence their provisions for amendments. Of course, what Morgan really means is that the amendment process needs to be so responsive to ever-changing whims that nothing in the document need ever be taken very seriously. How lovely to be lectured by someone who adopts this country just so he can tell us its faults.

As for the Bible, Ed Morrissey at Hot Air had the appropriate response:

If you believe that the Bible is the unerring word of God, then you know that it’s absurd to suggest that it be “amended” based on the latest human fashion, which is what Warren explains. 

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And if you don’t think that the Bible is the unerring word of God … why would you care what’s in it at all?

Piers Morgan vs. Rick Warren. Not much of a contest.


Harl Delos
Thu, 12/27/2012 - 8:17pm

"And if you don’t think that the Bible is the unerring word of God … why would you care what’s in it at all?"

 And yet, the ones promoting the "inerrant inspired by god" think that god waited until 400 years ago to get it right.

Of the  81 books of the complete bible, catholics only include 73 of them, and the protestants only 66but foolishly, both include Revelation.  

For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things,God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

And it's a shame that the etched tablets carried from the mountop, the only part of the bible actually written by YHWH, weren't very inspired by YHWH.  That first commandment says YHWH is only the god of the jews, who had made a covenant, and one isn't to worship any other gods, and yet they worship Jesus, who never claimed himself to be god, and revere Paul, who was no disciple of Jesus, but rather a military contractor, equipping the armies of Rome with tents made of leather obtain from the temple at Jerusalem, the largest and busiest slaughterhouse in the world.


Z Man
Fri, 12/28/2012 - 9:48am

Morgan has a great idea.  The bible over the years has been referenced to condone slavery, keep women from voting and other rights, justifies genocide, and is full of fairy tale stories (Noah?).  At least the Mormons modified their bible based on "new revelations" to eliminate plural marriages.  Why can't Christians do the same to recognize evolving morality?  We don't stone women or burn them at the stake for adultry anymore.  In 20 years we are going to look back at anti-gay hysteria in same manner we look at women's lack of voting rights.