by Dr. D ~ December 27th, 2012
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Here’s the latest controversial comment by TV’s Piers Morgan. An attack on the Bible on Christmas Eve no less along with pastor Rick Warren’s response:
During a discussion on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Monday — Christmas Eve — with Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, Morgan argued that there needs to be an “amendment to the Bible” for same-sex marriage, because like the Constitution, the Bible is “inherently flawed.”
“Both the Bible and the Constitution were well intentioned but they are basically, inherently flawed. Hence, the need to amend it,” Morgan told Warren during a conversation where Morgan emphasized the need for America to separate Church and State.
“My point to you about gay rights, for example, it’s time for an amendment to the Bible.”
“Uh, no,” replied Warren, in a conversation that remained civil between both parties. “Not a chance. What I believe is flawed is human opinion, because it constantly changes.”
Response: Wow, not exactly the type of dialogue one would expect on Christmas Eve. A great response by Pastor Rick however. This is not the first time that Pastor Rick has been challenged to justify Biblical views on homosexuality. Piers Morgan is being the jerk that he normally is but does reflect here the thinking of most in the MSM.
One might ask Piers who he thinks has the authority to change the Bible? After all, some denominations have voted to ignore Bible teaching and pick and choose what they will follow but no one today claims to have sufficient authority to actually change or amend the Bible itself (Except a few cults with their very own ‘translations’).
I can remember a few years ago when some of the ‘top’ professors of religion in America got together in the so-called ‘Jesus Seminar’ and voted on what sayings of Jesus in the Gospels were really authentic. By the time they got done cutting up the New Testament there really wasn’t much left and nothing that any one’s faith would ever be based upon. So much for an attempt to come up with a new ‘authentic’ Bible. I would not want to be any one of those folks when they go to their final ‘reward’ and have to explain their votes to the Son of God Himself.
Interestingly Piers Morgan has some challenges of his own going on right now. With all of the furor he has kicked up on the 2nd Amendment-gun rights issue there is now a petition signed by 10’s of thousands sent to the White House to get him kicked out of the country. Laughably there is also a petition by the British not to take him back and force America to keep him. Obviously a rather popular fellow. Add his comments on the Bible to the mix and I am sure thousands more will sign up on both sides of the Atlantic? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Piers! *Top