Chapter & verse
from the «The West Wing» (no. tittel: «Presidenten») created by Aaron Sorkin
President Bartlet (Martin Sheen): I like how you call homosexuality an abombination [=styggedom].
Jenna Jacobs: I don’t say homosexuality is an abomination, Mr. President, the Bible does.
President Bartlet: Yes, it does. Leviticus.
Jenna Jacobs: 18:22.
President Bartlet: Chapter and verse. I wanted to ask you a couple of questions while I have you here. I’m interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She’s a Georgetown sophmore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be? While thinking about that, can I ask another? My Chief of Staff Leo McGarry insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself or is it okay to call the police? Here’s one that’s really important because we’ve got a lot of sports fans in this town: touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? Think about that, will you?
27. juli 2004, kl. 20:04
Satt litt på spissen?
Men faktisk så er det heilt riktig å tenke gjennom hvorfor vi mener det vi mener, når mye annet i bibelen kan virke (spesielt for «utenforstående») som dobbelmoral.