Gwyneth Paltrow uses weekly column to question Bible's treatment of homosexuality

Gwyneth Paltrow has used her weekly newsletter on her website GOOP to address a controversial subject - the Bible's treatment of homosexuality.

She referred to a man she had seen on television "who was apologizing for wishing death on gays from his facebook page. This member of an Arkansas school board was contrite for the violence in his words, but maintained that his values pertaining to homosexuality would remain, as he felt homosexuality was condemned in the bible."

Paltrow goes on "This concept, while foreign to me, is interesting, as it used to justify so much judgement and separation in our society. When my daughter came home from school one day saying that a classmate had two mommies, my response was, "Two mommies? How lucky is she?!" What does it actually say in the bible that will cause some people to be upset by my line of thinking?"

She leaves it there, signing off with a “Happy pride”. So, whilst it couldn’t be described as an in depth analysis of the subject, Paltrow must realise the incendiary nature of her comments. She is speaking from a country where conservative Christians are not shy of expressing their disgust at gays and those who support them, often using the Bible to justify their invective. Paltrow should be applauded for her comments.

Date: 11 June 2011


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