By Sonja Dalton, AFT Research Analyst
That is the introduction to this week’s “Out in Scripture” a new campaign by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s leading homosexual pressure group, to defend homosexual practice using sacred Scripture and religious arguments. Among this week’s Bible selections is Song of Solomon 2:8-13, about which the HRC says:
Nothing could be further from the Truth.
Song of Solomon is indeed an erotic love story – between a man and a woman. Like all scripture, it affirms God’s design for human sexuality: one man, one woman, the two being made one in marriage, joined for a lifetime, mirroring the relationship between Christ and the church.
And while Song of Solomon is indeed sensual in language and imagery, it stands, in stark contrast to homosexuality, as an entirely holy love story. Three times the theme is reiterated: “Do not arouse or awaken love until its appropriate time.” The young woman’s chastity is confirmed (“I am a wall…”) and is honored by the man: “You are a garden, locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain.”
Do not be deceived. The “scholars” and “pastors” at “Out in Scripture” need to read Ephesians 4 and 5:
Let us sincerely and lovingly pray that many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, each one created in the image of the Almighty God, will indeed come “out of the shadows” and into His glorious light.
“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you!”
This article was posted on Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 at 8:51 am and is filed under A - What does the Bible say about homosexuality?, D - GLBTQ Pressure Within Churches, HRC, Religious Leaders, The Bible, Churches, & Homosexuality. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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