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Rachel tackles daringly (she can’t do otherwise) another very dear ‘holy cow’ of fundamentalists and biblicits, the obsession of everything, legitimately or not, having to be ‘biblical’.

Here are a few excerpts from the opinion article published by the CNN website:

On “The Daily Show” recently, Jon Stewart grilled Mike Huckabee about a TV ad in which Huckabee urged voters to support “biblical values” at the voting box.

When Huckabee said that he supported the “biblical model of marriage,” Stewart shot back that “the biblical model of marriage is polygamy.”

And there’s a big problem, Stewart went on, with reducing “biblical values” to one or two social issues such as abortion and gay marriage, while ignoring issues such as poverty and immigration reform.

It may come as some surprise that as an evangelical Christian, I cheered Stewart on from my living room couch.

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  1. […] Rachel Held Evans – My Take: The danger of calling behavior ‘biblical’ (marywperry009.wordpress.com) […]

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