Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
First Amendment to the United States Constitution
The Holy Bible:
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:13 KJV)
Anyone who is captured will be run through with a sword. Their little children will be dashed to death right before their eyes. Their homes will be sacked and their wives raped by the attacking hordes. For I will stir up the Medes against Babylon, and no amount of silver or gold will buy them off. The attacking armies will shoot down the young people with arrows. They will have no mercy on helpless babies and will show no compassion for the children. (Isaiah 13:15-18 NLT)
"I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" (Quran 8:12)
No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.
"And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!" (Quran 9:30)
Who said “what if Farewell hates fags? What if people act upon that? The bible says you have to hate fags. If Farewell says he is saying it because the bible says so, he is right. Yes it might make people go out and use violence. What are you going to do about that? You’re up against a group of people who will say ‘you put your hands on our bible and we’ll call the hate speech police’. Now what are you going to do when you’ve dug that trap for yourselves?”
“Eh, somebody said that the antisemitism and Kristalnacht in Germany was the result of ten years of jew bating. Ten years?!? You must be joking, it is the result of 2000 years of christianity, based on one verse of one chapter of st John’s gospel, which led to a pogrom after every easter sermon every year for hundreds of years. Because it claimed that the jews demoted the blood of Christ beyond the heads of themselves and all their children to the remotest generation. That is the warrant and license for – and incitement to anti-jewish pogroms. What are you going to do about that?
Where is your pebbling subsection now?!? Does it say st John’s gospel must be censored? ~ Christopher Hitchens
Classic example of how a liberal masochist rubs Christopher the wrong way.