Gay-rights blogger Dan Savage told a conference for the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association that "we can learn to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about gay people." It caused quite a stir. It seems to me that there are three competing claims:
- The Bible is unclear, inconsistent, or silent on what we today call homosexuality.
- The Bible condemns homosexuality; thus, we must call homosexuals to repent and reorient.
- The Bible condemns homosexuality; however, we can overlook those parts of the texts.