Saturday, July 24, 2010

All-encompassing love (heterosexual Christian)

1. The text:

Honolulu Star-Advertiser 24 July 2010: A13
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2. The context: 

Earlier in July, Hawaii's Republican governor vetoed a bill that would have legalized civil unions, homosexual or heterosexual. Opposition to the bill was organized by most of Hawaii's churches, including one evangelical congregation whose members, in accordance with the Christian doctrine of supersession, circled the capitol building seven times on the day of the veto, blowing shofars. Hawaii's Republican lieutenant governor, now running for governor, has said that his political goal is to save Hawaii for Jesus.

3. However,

The Hebrew word haShem, "the Name," is employed by Orthodox Jews to avoid uttering the name of the Divinity.

4. And it will be noticed that haShem is a Democrat.