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If the Bible has a single most politically incorrect teaching, it won’t be about a sin only a few people commit. It won’t condemn something you and your friends aren’t going to do anyway. It won’t command something you would do anyway. And it definitely won’t be a sin or a commandment you can use as a weapon in the culture war.
In other words, the Bible’s most un-p.c. teaching will probably offend you as much as it offends any one else.
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That’s what The Most Politically Incorrect Passage in the Bible misses. It appeared here a couple of weeks ago. The apologist Alan Shlemon picked out the Apostle Paul’s condemnation of homosexual acts in First Corinthians. Although Paul lists fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, thieves, the covetous, drunkards, and revilers, and swindlers, as those who would not inherit the Kingdom of God, he focused on homosexuals.
That’s a problem in itself. But is Shlemon right anyway? No. If the Bible has a single most politically incorrect teaching, it will be a sin we all commit. Or maybe a command to do what none of us want to do. In either case, a statement that offends all our politics — and everything “political” stands for, like lifestyles, cultures, tastes, desires.
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Shlemon isn’t wrong, exactly. Say what Paul says in a faculty meeting at the typical college and your colleagues will yell at you. They might even bring you up on charges. It’s as un-p.c. as you can get in those circles. But not in every circle. Say it at many a Christian meeting or from the pulpit of many a church, and you’ll find yourself praised. It’s perfectly p.c. there. For many people, homosexual people offer the perfect villain. They symbolize everything those people hate. And they don’t like homosexuality anyway.
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