Newsweek in Hot Water Over Gay-Bible Story

Social conservatives denounce 'attack' article as 'full of holes'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 9, 2008 8:58 AM CST
The December 15 issue of Newsweek's cover story is "The Religious Case for Gay Marriage," by Newsweek Religion Editor Lisa Miller.   (PRNewsFoto/NEWSWEEK)
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(Newser) – Social conservatives are lashing out against Newsweek’s current cover story, “The Religious Case for Gay Marriage,” for what they say is a flawed take on both the Bible and the root of their argument against such unions. The story was “yet another attack on orthodox Christianity” and “full of holes,” said the president of a conservative group. A Newsweek editor said “we welcome the debate,” Politico reports.

The article posits that the Bible isn’t so clear on gay marriage as some critics hold. But religious conservatives highlighted passages that they say make the Bible’s stance clear, such as God’s coupling of Adam and Eve; and anyway, one notes, social conservatives' arguments against gay marriage have a secular foundation and seek to define ”a civic and a social institution.”