Writing for The Guardian, self-identified “Christian dissident” Keith Mascord claims that “homophobic opposition to same-sex marriage” has its roots in adherence to the Bible, and only by leaving the biblical text aside will Christians learn to support “marriage equality.”

Mascord takes for granted that Christians must be wrong for opposing same-sex marriage and that, therefore, the Bible is wrong as well. He ridicules believers, suggesting that acceptance of the moral instruction found in Sacred Scripture is akin to belief that the earth is at the center of the solar system. “We need to acknowledge that the Bible, for all of its beauty, wisdom and on-going relevance, is an ancient text, pregnant with ancient assumptions and beliefs, many of which we no longer reasonably hold,” he writes. READ MORE