Biblical Pairings

I had a small group leader once who declared that for any individual he could find a beer that that person would like. He was quite the beer connoisseur. People our group also loved chocolate, and cheese, and so on, and we always talked about having a tasting, a pairing event with these delicacies.

These would be tasty.

Here is something that makes me cringe.

One of the great debates of our time has been by one side called the “marriage equality movement”. Often, people in this debate wrestle with and or use the Bible. “It did condone” “it didn’t condone” “God is love, how can love be wrong?”

Do not, and I repeat DO NOT claim these pairings, as Daniel Helminiak seems to do: David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi, and Daniel and the palace master. Or have you forgotten, when making your “bibilically based” argument for homosexuality that oh wait, Ruth was so attracted to Boaz that she pretty much proposed to him? And if you had forgotten that, perhaps you have not forgotten the way that book concludes? “So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. And he went in to her, and the Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son… Boaz was the father of Obed, and Obed was the father of Jesse, and Jesse was the father of Kind David.”

And of King David, did he not father Solomon the wise? And was he not so inflamed with lust for Bathsheba that he had her husband killed that he might take her as his wife, to the point that it is memorialized in song to this day?

Do not make those pairings.

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