Just because Ms. Schlafly has been on the radar here lately, and because her local followers called her in, I thought it'd be useful to get a closer look at the consequences so, for instance:
Conservative to reinterpret the Bible
FAR HILLS, N.J., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man says he is reinterpreting the Bible to excise what he considers two objectionable passages.
Andrew Schlafly, the son of conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly and head of the Conservative Bible Project, also wants to replace certain terms with language that would make the Bible more masculine, The (Nashville) Tennessean reported Sunday.
Schlafly's Bible would omit verses about snake handling and the story of the adulteress, about whom Jesus said, "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." Schlafly said these verses should be cut because they portray Christ as being too easy on sinners.
"..because they portray Christ as being too easy on sinners"?
What's clear is that this kind of Wild West exegetical hubris walnut didn't fall too far from the tree.
If this is the sort of Jesus we can expect from the Eagle Forum, what's their public policy going to look like?
I'm just sayin'.