GCM film overcooks the shrimp theory

Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate?

Those are the questions (and valid they are) that producers of the gay christian documentary “For the Bible Tells Me So” are asking. But their way of answering those questions is troubling, albeit expected from people who don’t accept clear and forthright truth about sexuality in the Bible.

The producers describe the film as an “entertaining documentary [which] brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and in the process reveals that Church-sanctioned anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a significant (and often malicious) misinterpretation of the Bible. As the film notes, most Christians live their lives today without feeling obliged to kill anyone who works on the Sabbath or eats shrimp (as a literal reading of scripture dictates). ”

Although the film alleges to use “five very normal, very Christian, very American families” to tell its tale, there can be no mistaking the extra special concern about the credibility of its claims. Perhaps thats why they used Desmond Tutu, Former Democrat Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, Harvard bigwig Rev. Dr. Peter Gnomes and gay bishop Vicky Gene Robinson just in case you didn’t believe the normal, very Christian (?) families. And did I mention they are very normal?

The title of the film is buried in irony. How can a person reject what the Bible truly says while asserting that it was the Bible that told them the lie they now believe? Stunning.

If you really want to know how to cook shrimp just right, we suggest reading Neil’s Favorite dish of liberal theologians & skeptics: Shellfish

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4 thoughts on “GCM film overcooks the shrimp theory

  1. Utilizing “love” as a veil over their blatant compromise, allows the gcm to make such outrageous claims. Their error knows no bounds.

    I am so grateful for blogs like gcmWatch, Neil’s blog, Camp on This, and many other TRUTH blogs that refuse to allow “compromise disguised as love” to skew God’s Word and the gospel message.

    What does this “love veil” of compromise do for the gcm and other heretical churches? The one common denominator is their lack of acknowledging and/or recognizing the need for repentance.

    I am preparing to do a blog post about this topic concerning “compromise trumping over repentance” this weekend.

    2Cr 4:2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

    2Cr 4:3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,

    2Cr 4:4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

    2Cr 4:5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. (bold mine)

    2Cr 4:6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

  2. “The title of the film is buried in irony. How can a person reject what the Bible truly says while asserting that it was the Bible that told them the lie they now believe? Stunning.”

    That sums it up. Great analysis! Thanks for the link.

  3. You did an excellent job of not addressing the fact that film does talk about the issues of translation that have created a church-sanctioned hatred and bias against homosexuals. That’s a big issue, and one that does need to be addressed.

  4. Mr. Kaay,
    please provide a definition for “church-sanctioned hate” and ” bias”.

    We just need to know what biases you have before we can respond adequately to your comment.

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