The Associated Press reported that the state’s attorney general would not join the governor in an attempt to uphold a state law that, among other things defines marriage as between one man and one woman and says that sex should take place only within the bounds of such a marriage.
The patriarch of the religion often cited as the basis for that belief would likely be shocked by those claims.
As Dr. Edward Adams blogged (Chapter 23 of “Holy Fire”):
Abraham, for example, married his half-sister and had children by her and her maid. That’s incest and either adultery or polygamy by today’s stricter definitions. Isaac married a first cousin once-removed and had children by her and concubines. Close to incest and definitely either adultery or polygamy. Jacob, later named Israel and the father of that nation/race married two first cousins and had children by them and by concubines. This is not decried, but celebrated in the Bible.
You can safely assume you’ve found the right god to worship when it turns out that your god hates the same people you do.
Registered Curmudgeon, scientist, skeptic, humanist, and writer.