Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Senator Rand Paul in the news talking religion.


Rand Paul, my senator from Kentucky, recently gave a critique of President Obama’s religious views.  In reference to Obama’s support of same-sex marriage, he said, "It did kind of bother me though that he used the justification for it in a biblical reference. He said the biblical golden rule caused him to be for gay marriage. And I'm like, what version of the Bible is he reading?"
President Obama told ABC's Robin Roberts that he treats others as he would want to be treated because he's a Christian, and he said that contributed to his support for marriage equality. 
Paul said, "I don't know what version he's getting that from."
Obama got it from the Gospel according to Matthew, chapter 7, verse 12.  The Gospel’s writer is quoting Jesus.  The King James Version (KJV) reads, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”
The New International Version reads, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”
The New Revised Standard Version reads, “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.”
I checked several versions and they all conformed to Obama’s use of the verse.  Whatever version of the Bible the President used, the message was the same.

1 comment:

John R Huff Jr said...

Whatever Paul says is going to be nothing but hogwash.