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Gwyneth Takes To GOOP To Talk About Homosexuality & The Bible

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Today's GOOP newsletter won't tell you how to make your garden grow or how to feng shui your apartment. Today, Gwyneth Paltrow decided to tackle the ever growing debate of homosexuality in the Bible … and we couldn't be more proud of her!

There are so many common misconceptions about what exactly it says about homosexuality in the holy book that Gwyn decided the best way to tackle the issue was to reach out to those within the Catholic community for clarification. She draws insight from everyone - from an Episcopal priest to a Kabbalah scholar. She even includes the perspective of Dr. John Stott, an author with a more conservative viewpoint on gay men and women.

But what really touched us was Gwyn's own words. It was moving to hear that she has such an open mind about homosexuality and that she is passing that perspective on to her own children. In her newsletter, she writes:

"A few months ago, in the heat of the tragic teen suicides that came about from intolerance of homosexuality, I saw a man on television who was apologizing for wishing death on gays from his facebook page. This member of an Arkansas school board was contrite for the violence in his words, but maintained that his values pertaining to homosexuality would remain, as he felt homosexuality was condemned in the bible. This concept, while foreign to me, is interesting, as it used to justify so much judgement and separation in our society. When my daughter came home from school one day saying that a classmate had two mommies, my response was, "Two mommies? How lucky is she?!" What does it actually say in the bible that will cause some people to be upset by my line of thinking?

Happy pride.

Love,
gp"

If more parents talked their kids the same way, perhaps the next generation wouldn't have as much hate to deal with. That's what we pray for everyday, anyway.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of Gwyn's GOOP. It's really worth the read.

Bravo, Gwyn!

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56 comments to “Gwyneth Takes To GOOP To Talk About Homosexuality & The Bible”



  1. 1

    i like her all of a sudden. :) i agree with her



  2. 2

    Good for her…..families are about love and support….not about having one mom and one dad….with the divorce rate and absentee parents, we have seen the breaking down of a traditional family….as long as kids have love, that is what matters…..whether it be two moms, two dads or yes, mom and dad…..



  3. 3

    what a beautiful woman



  4. 4

    I'm hungry for some shellfish.



  5. 5

    The Bible also sets forth the following rules-

    Do not cut your facial hair

    Do not braid your hair

    Do not wear pearls

    Abstain from blood

    God hates a divorcing

    A menstrating woman is unclean and not to come in contact with others for 7 days

    (among other things)

    How many "Christians" out there are clean shaven divorced men whose ex wives wear pearls and braid their hair, slept in the same bed as them during their period, and who would take a blood transfusion if needed?

    I love Gwyneth's opinion



  6. 6

    This section is what I really think people should see:
    "Jesus is all about inclusion, forgiveness, and empowerment. In the light of his compassionate presence, people are set free to live their lives in strength and hope, regardless of whether they be considered outcasts by those in the 'religious know.'"
    Perez you seem to despise any religion, but I hope now you realise that Christianity is not one of hate and persecution. Yes there are a few crazies who exaggerate things in the Bible to the nth degree and sometimes take advantage of their positions of power & trust, but you shouldn't disregard Christianity as a whole because of this.



  7. 7

    Um, serving your own purpose people. The bible does speak against homosexuality. It doesn't use the words because it wasn't called that back then, but it does speak often of the sin of men laying with men. You can twist it any way you want, which is typical of people. I don't believe in the sky fairy so the bible is just another doctor suese type piece of literature, but youo look like idiots trying to change the meaning of something tto suit your beliefs. And when is she gonna take a picture without that stupid fucking fake smile on her face. It looks like it hurts.



  8. 8

    Re: DARLINNICKYNAME – Yeah, and with those things, all of you fake christians ignore them because they don't suit your needs and still claim to be faithful. You a bunch of fake ass christians that are ajoke. Almost as big a joke as your bible, and any bible for that matter. If you are going to claim to follow something, don't flat out lie to it's meaning just so you can still calim to believe. And no, having 2 mommies would not be awesome, women are physco bitches so one is enough.



  9. 9

    Re: flubbzi – What section is that. This is the precise reason I dont believe in that shit. The bible does speak against man laying with man, there is no other way to interpret that, also, premarital sex, masterbation, and many more. It's just that you fake christians willfully ignore it but still claim to be faithful. Such a fucking joke, you and your sky fairy.



  10. 10

    I don't get it either, but then again I was never a part of any organized religion. I never even gave the color of someones skin any thought until I was in like 7th grade & someone on the playground asked me what I was… I had NO idea what they meant & just said Human. I was always taught that people are all different in different ways & that is what makes us all so great, so one of a kind. I believe there are some churches that now support the idea of Gay marriage, but many still say the bible says it is a sin. I don't get a lot of aspects of organized religion in general. I like her approach & that is how I plan to be with my two boys.



  11. 11

    Re: XraySpex – Amen to that… Abomination or no abomination they are delicious! These Christians who use the Bible to judge everyone around them are hypocrites because i can promise you.. if you are living in the western world.. by Bible standards… You're going to hell. Never been a fan of Paltrow but this does make me like her a bit more.



  12. 12

    Re: hoochpit – I don't claim to be a Christian thank you very much. If I were, I'd be all or nothing though. I think you missed my point



  13. 13

    Re: hoochpit – wow honey, you sound like a miserable person. so what if these people aren't considered to be "true to form" christians? very few people today are, but that doesn't mean that they don't take the very positive aspects of the bible to heart, of which there are many. bitterness is not an attractive quality, dear, i suggest you move on.



  14. 14

    Re: hoochpit – She's a fucking TWAT eater.



  15. 15

    Re: ChristopherJ – Yeah, what you said ;)



  16. 16

    Re: ChristopherJ

    Agreed. :)



  17. 17

    Re: POPSCIDICTATOR – No that your MOM



  18. 18

    Re: hoochpit – You know nothing so why don't you try to do something you're better suited for like playing in traffic



  19. 19

    Re: POPSCIDICTATOR – Takes one to know one I suppose



  20. 20

    Right, Gwyneth, so when your daughter grows up and decides she wants to have a sex change operation to be a man, I'm sure you'll be so happy about that!



  21. 21

    Re: hoochpit – Aww, someone is looking for attention by trying to piss people off, AGAIN. It's quite apparent that you were not shown any love as a child and I'm sure your parents were a man and women. That obviously worked out great in your case. Good luck with that sweetie…



  22. 22

    The bible is very clear about homosexuality. That much is true. How people choose to interpret what that book says is another matter. I've always thought that Paltrow is a tool, and her trendy post hasn't changed my mind. At the end of the day, though, people are going to believe what they believe, and fakes like Paltrow and Perez aren't going to change that.



  23. 23

    God does not approve of homosexual practices. He also disapproves of people who “consent with those practicing them.” (Romans 1:26,27,32) And “marriage” cannot give homosexuality a cloak of respectability. God’s direction that “marriage be honorable among all” precludes homosexual unions, which he considers detestable.—Hebrews 13:4.
    “You must not lie down with a male the same as you lie down with a woman. It is a detestable thing.”— Leviticus 18:22.



  24. 24

    Re: retro_glamor – I love your characterization. Christains do that to us all the time. If we talk bad about your religion, you say we must be misserable. Fact is, i'm not, i'm just a smart ass that likes to call bullshit on bullshit people. But, keep up the "all people that don't love god are misserable" mantra, it's cute.



  25. 25

    Re: alrightalright – Your so clever. That fresh traffic comment is priceless. But try to use the other brain cell you have when saying people know nothing and expound on that instead of just writing what is tantamount to calling someone a stupid head.



  26. 26

    Good luck educating the ignorant majority who do nothing but destroy what they don't understand. There is VERY little difference between those people and the terrorists that wish death upon us. Very little difference and it's disgusting.



  27. 27

    Re: RUReallySerious?? – Awww, how special. Yeah, i was shown love, and my point was about the bible, not the gays. I've never had a problem with the gays, and have raised my son that same way, and he is a thoughtful young man without prejudice. I just don't bullshit people like you apparently. Again, I stand by my religious comments, you fake fuckers take what you like and bastardize the rest, just like all religious sheep, whatever suits you is great, the rest you discard. When it's all said and done honey, you cant change what is actually written, no matter how many times you deny that it is there.



  28. 28

    Re: La Garse – You are far more elegant than I am, but I essentially said the same thing. And the best part, and most accurate part of your comment is "people choose to interpret". That is write, they choose too, to suit their own agenda's.



  29. 29

    Re: hoochpit
    "You can twist it any way you want to"

    Oh, man, another thumper heard from. First of all, your English versions of the Old and New testaments come from Aramaic, Hebrew and Greek non-modern languages. So the interpretation is probably flawed on MANY MANY levels, regardless of how many have tried and how many scholars were/are given that task. No different than the writings of Nostradamus (an EASIER interpretation I might add, as his writings were written LONG after the Bible was supposedly authored by 17001 different people on Peyote and a few people in power that needed to control the masses. Because television didn't exist, the bible was it's substitute for winning the hearts and minds of a people.)



  30. 30

    Re: DARLINNICKYNAME

    Those are no longer convenient to hide behind. :)



  31. 31

    She is just trying to improve her EQ (likeability) rating. Hers is notoriously low, and she knows that if she gets in good with the gays, her EQ rating will likely go up. The perception (rightly) of her is of a stuck-up snob. Fortunately, the gays and others are a little smarter than to be taken in by her pro-gay rant. Perhasp she should start appearing with a little dog always by her side…this is another trick celebutards use to increase their EQ level. Tho' it sure didn't work for that Ugly Fat Ass Star Jones ….



  32. 32

    She only writes what she knows will make her money. 'Goop', or 'Crap', or WHATEVER her nick-name is, is a total Phoney, and is all about the money. IF the movement currently was Anit-Gay, her Highness would be writing a piece dis'n Homos. Really…don't be taken in. And, WHY should we care what this Spoiled, Snot-Nosed Beverly Hills J.A.P. has to say … ? ! !



  33. 33

    Anyone who would name their kid 'Apple' is not exactly a beacon of wise-ness and knowledge…Just say'n ….And, hubby refuses to live with her - lives in the house next door ! !



  34. 34

    hoochpit…… you are talking out of both sides of your mouth. I cant possibly see how your son managed to be "without prejudice" with a hate monger like you for a mother. You bashing Christianity is no different than gay bashing! People like you are the reason the hate will never stop, you just want everyone to believe what you do and if they dont, you call them names.



  35. 35

    lol! loved it! i can't wait to dress in clothes with different types of fabric… lol



  36. 36

    The fact is, the bible does condemn homosexuality in numerous passages. But many Christians will say they've evolved their belief in the modern age, that really varies. The bible also preaches so many times though the love of all neighbors. So even if Christians want to not agree with homosexuality, they still need to treat homosexuals with kindness and respect, and that part is not up for debate.



  37. 37

    Re: adg100 – Exactly, i think??? I'm saying that people twist it, and it's probably not as difficult to translate as you make it out to be. The bible is clear, and every christian religion states the same thing, without exception. It's funny how all religion's agree on the basics but their followers still deny it, and claim to be faithful. Fucking jokes. Make sure you re-read my posts, i'm no thumper, i'm the opposite, and my posts clearly identify that, I do not believe in the sky fairy, I just love calling out fake ass religious people who say one thing, and act a different way.



  38. 38

    Pray? Really? Do you really pray every day? Yea, Right "That's what we pray for everyday". I bet that the only time that you get on your knees is to ___________ insert your own pun there.



  39. 39

    You obviously have never taken the time to actually read the Bible.

    It states "a man shall not lie down with another man"…….try twisting that one around gays!

    Why do you think Sodum and Gamora was destroyed people!



  40. 40

    Re: sanfran1 – god your stupid. there are studies that have shown it effects children…..get your facts straight



  41. 41

    Re: DARLINNICKYNAME – the duggards moron!



  42. 42

    Re: Fofonnie – How did you survive life so stupid. I never bashed christianity, I bashed fake ass christians. It's far from the same thing. It's not hatred, it's calling bullshit on bullshitters. Learn to read and comprehend what is being written because I never once came down on christianity. My points were always people who bastardize the religion(s) for their own personal gains. Nothing cryptic about my writings, get your head out of your ass. And he is without prejudice, as am I, I just can't stand stupid self serving individuals.



  43. 43

    Re: hoochpit – the part by Cynthia Bourgeault



  44. 44

    What the heck is GOOP??



  45. 45

    hoochpit….it is really scary and sad to think that there are people in the world like you. And since i didnt agree with you, you called me stupid. My MASTERS and PHD beg to differ :)



  46. 46

    Re: hoochpit – HAHA that was funny.



  47. 47

    i think that people shouldn't worry about what others do. it's not my decision to tell you who you can or cannot marry, whatever my beliefs may be. i also don't think its my personal business to decide what people can do in their own private lives. it doesn't have anything to do with me. period.

    that being said, i do not understand why religion and what the bible says is constantly brought up in reference to gay marriage. i didn't realize everyone had one religion and only followed one holy book. and if this is true, why does it seem like people are able to pick and choose what to believe and condemn from the bible? if you think that gay marriage is wrong because the bible says so, then why in your mind is it ok for women to wear pants/people to get a divorce/people to get tattoos?

    really, i would like to know. i'm not attacking or being nasty, i am honestly curious.



  48. 48

    Re: La Garse – It blows my mind that people believe that not ONCE in all it's translations and interpretations that man has never added his own opinions or incorrectly interpreted the Bible.



  49. 49

    I've never understood how people say God hates homosexuality and he says it's an abomination..blah blah blah. Okay, isn't God the creator of everything? Why would he create homosexuality if he thought it was disgusting? If God says all these things are bad and if you do them you're a sinner, why would he create them in the first place?

  50. @v@ says – reply to this


    50

    The bible was written by men, to supposedly historically chronicle the prophet that the Bible called Jesus. So, like what happens when gossip is handed down from person to person, the words may have been altered and edited in time to suit the mores of the many writers of those days. I read it with that grain of salt. If you believe in the bible, then you have to ask yourself why homosexuals were created, and if he would then turn around and condemn his own creations.
    The Ten Commandments as handed down, however, have my full respect.



  51. 51

    I have raised four children. Two are doctors (and we're not even Jewish) one is a CEO at a company in the midwest and one is a professor of history. Being gay was never a problem in our family. One of my very best friends from high school died in the 80's from AIDS. We discussed this as a family. My children's sexual orientation has never even been a subject of discussion. Three of my children are married ( I have four granddaughters) my professor is not married and has three cats. Is she gay? I don't know and I don't really care. Her life is hers' to lead. All of my children know that as long as they are happy, Mom's happy…..How very unimportant should your child's sexuality be in regards to how you accept them? I have not been very well in the past couple of years, so my kids only worry about my health and that of their wonderful father. What more could you ask of your children? People must start accepting their children for what and who they really are. It makes me very sad to see families is such turmoil.



  52. 52

    Re: hoochpit – just trying to come down to your level



  53. 53

    Re: hoochpit – I appreciate the fact you are actualytrying to tell me what to write - What an arrogant looser you are



  54. 54

    This is exactly how I raise my children and the exact points that I say to everyone I argue with about the subject. My son is 11 and if you ask him about people that are gay or if he see someone and someone makes a comment about it he will quickly tell you people can loe whoever they want to love and I am very proud of my son for that. I agree to many people use the bible (and I am a christian) to stand behind because they are to week to make their own choices and they need something to blame even though the bible clearly states that we are not to judge others. People pick and choose what they want to believe out of the bible because some of those same people are cheating on their spouse but that is ok and wishing they had what someone else has but that is ok too if you ask them. What it is, is RIDICULOUS!



  55. 55

    Re: sanfran1 – Yeah and to be honest gay parents go through so much to get their kids you know the kid will be loved to bits, whereas straight people can have accidents which may not have been financially prepared for.



  56. 56

    Re: hoochpit – You don't deserve originality mean ass looser