(Posted last night on Facebook)
Matthew Vines has been around making his case about how the Bible does not in fact condemn same-sex couples for a couple years now. He’s not an ‘outsider’ to those he addresses: he’s an evangelical Christian who found his faith in conflict with his identity, and did some investigating and research. I’m not sure what his argument is evidence of: that the Bible is read superficially by most people, without understanding the historical and sociological context in which its pieces were written (not to mention the assumptions translators over the centuries have made about certain loaded terms); or that anyone can interpret selective passages of the Bible (or any other holy book) to support whatever case they want to make. Both, I think.