Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Australian PM Kevin Rudd launches passionate gay marriage defence

Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd explains his support of marriage equality.  

[Pastor:] “Jesus said a man shall leave his father and mother and be married … Kevin, if you call yourself a Christian, why don’t you believe the words of Jesus in the Bible?”
[Rudd:] “Well, mate if I was going to have that view, the Bible also says that slavery is a natural condition … Saint Paul said in the New Testament, ‘slaves be obedient to your masters[.]‘
“And therefore we should have fought for the Confederacy in the US Civil War. I mean for goodness sake, the human condition and social conditions change.
“The human condition and human conditions change. What is the fundamental principle of the New Testament? It is one of universal love. Loving your fellow man.
“If we get obsessed of the definition of that through a form of sexuality, then I think we are missing the centrality of what the gospel — whether you call it a personal gospel, a social gospel or a spiritual gospel — is all about.”

Beautifully done.  

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