Skip to comments.ABC: Adultery is Bad but Christian Arguments Against it are 'Intolerant'
Posted on 09/25/2009 2:10:10 PM PDT by Bean74
Adultery did not fare well during a September 25 Nightline broadcast about the issue, but that didnt keep ABCs Cynthia McFadden from asking an evangelical pastor if he felt a little intolerant for his conservative views on the subject.
McFadden moderated a debate that tried to answer the question, Are we born to cheat? but appeared to mock Pastor Ed Youngs responses whenever she could.
The proponents of adultery who appeared on the panel included Jenny Block, an author and participant in an open marriage, and Noel Biderman, the president and CEO of Ashley Madison, a Web site designed to help people begin extra-marital affairs. Block and Biderman faced tough questioning about their views, but did not receive the same derision McFadden levied at Young.
McFaddens question about intolerance came after an exchange in which Young asserted that an open marriage is adultery in the eyes of God and that marriage was ordained in Scripture by God. Block attempted to refute Youngs statement and argued he was talking about religious marriages when not all marriages are religious.
McFadden then asked Young, But do you think that what you think applies to everybody? and appeared surprised by his affirmative answer. After Block labeled Young's claims "preposterous," McFadden asked Young, Are you feeling a little intolerant? Her follow up question to that was, Is Jenny going to hell?
Prior to that exchange, McFadden had already mocked Youngs belief in the literal meaning of Scripture verse Matthew 5:28 which states in part, Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
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Tough subject. I am guilty of it on a daily basis. Can not go out without seeing a woman that is attractive to me. Thank goodness for Grace.
Is Jenny going to hell?
The proper answer would have been “if she does not trust in Christ, then yes.” And it should have been said without shame.
There’s nothing wrong with being intolerant of wickedness.
Christian objection toward adultery is not intolerant. ABC’s attitude toward Christianity is.
When is the MSM going to mock some Muslims for intolerance?
:: crickets ::
Exactly! That scripture is to show us how we need a Savior!
Maybe Young should have quoted Jimmy Carter (1976):
“The Bible says, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Christ said, I tell you that anyone who looks on a woman with lust has in his heart already committed adultery. I’ve looked on a lot of women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times.... This is something that God recognizes, that I will do and have done, and God forgives me for it. But that doesn’t mean that I condemn someone who not only looks on a woman with lust but who leaves his wife and shacks up with somebody out of wedlock.”
To a liberal, the only sin is calling sin a sin.
Better to leave a marriage than cause the one who trusts you to become sick.
Is she against rape? If so, does she feel a little intolerant about that?
When confronted by evil, tolerance, moral agnosticism, and subjestivistic relativism allows it to spread and increase, which is what evil wants
Though it can be a very fine line, looking and lusting are two different things. IMHO
Well, I honestly rate a woman as soon as I look at her.
1. I’d do her.
2. I wouldn’t do her.
This is almost subconscious and I am not making an excuse. Can’t remember when it hasn’t been that way.
Let the flamming begin...
Since he expressed disagreement he fulfilled the first requirement of being tolerant. When discussing tolerance with a Liberal it is important to point out that it is not possible to be tolerant of things you approve of. And they are being intolerant of intolerance when they make the accusation.
God laughs at scoffers, for He knows their day is coming.
I don’t necessarily process that much at first look.
I tend to be more like this story my 85-tear old father in-law (Harold) told me:
He said that one day while in a grocery store he was in the check out line buying a few things. Just 3 or 4 isles down he noticed this woman paying for her groceries too.
Harold said that even at his age he could see God had blessed this woman physically.
He said that he must have been day dreaming or something when this woman, looking directly toward him shouted; Look all you want but you arent getting any!
Harold startled back to conscientiousness, completely embarrassed, froze.
He said he didnt remember paying for his groceries. At this point he realized he had to exit the store by walking in front of where the woman was checking out.
As he sheepishly passed in front of the woman, he noticed a boy of a bout 3 or 4-years old standing at her feet looking intently at the candy merchandized behind her.
People are inclined to do a whole lot of stuff they shouldn’t do. Appetites can be fed through many kinds of sex—same, opposite, or self. If it’s with somebody you’re not married to (including your own self) then it is against Biblical teaching.
Nice anecdote. lol