Originally posted by segovius
They are both literalist Christians. The position 'kill the gays' must be believed by all who believe the Bible to be the literal word of God as it explicitly states this.
BattleCry also claim to be literalist Christians.
First, show us where
Second, stop your fallacious and dishonest argumentation.
Third, on this whole business of "literalist"...must you again be so simplistic about this?
The question "Do you interpret the Bible literally?" is the "Have you stopped beating your wife?" question of the anti-religious folks of the world. Most Christians would/should explain to you that:
a) there are parts of the Bible that are meant to (and should) be read literally, and other parts should not, and some parts which are unclear, (Anticipatory answer: No I am not going to enumerate all of them for you. If you are truly, sincerely, interested, I recommend this book
for you to read.)
b) context in reading scripture (as with all things) is vitally important for both proper exegesis and hermeneutics, and
c) on this topic (and others), the reader (Christian or otherwise) needs to reconcile what Jesus said in relation to things written in the Old Testament.
You want things to be like this:
a) All or nothing. Someone either reads everything literally or not.
b) Screw context...that is only a tool for "picking and choosing".
c) You want to pick one piece and ignore the other (speaking of "picking and choosing").