The host turned to me and said, "Reverend Russell, isn't it true that the Bible condemns homosexuality?"
And I -- in my dream -- said,
"What is true is that you can find passages in the Bible that condemn some homosexual practices -- and it is true that some people interpret those to say that God condemns homosexuals."
"What is also true is that you can find passages in the Bible that tell slaves to obey their masters -- and it is true that those passages have been interpreted by some to say that God supports slavery."
"But what this conversation today is about is not who interprets the Bible how, but whether 51% of the electorate has the right to take rights away from other Californians because of how they read the Bible. What if in the next election 51% of the voters were convinced to vote to re-institute slavery because "the Bible says ..." Is that the kind of California you want to live in?
And then I woke up.
Yes, I need to get out more. But -- for the record -- I think it's a pretty good argument.