Joe Biden Blasphemes Name of Christ while Defending Homosexuality
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Mar 11
Vice President Joe Biden reportedly blasphemed the name of Christ last Friday (March 6) when he was defending homosexuality. Christian News Network reports the Vice President was speaking at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual spring conference when he used the Lord’s name in vain while disagreeing with comments Dr. Ben Carson made last week.
As previously reported, Carson stated his belief that homosexuality was a choice in a recent CNN interview. He used prison as an example to demonstrate his point saying, “A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight—and when they come out, they’re gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.”
He later apologized for his comments, explaining that he does not believe in gay marriage for religious reasons but supports states’ rights to legal same-sex marriage if the state wants to do so.
“I support civil unions for gay couples, and I have done so for many years. I support the right of individual states to sanction gay marriage, and I support the right of individual states to deny gay marriage in their respective jurisdictions,” Carson wrote on his Facebook page.
Biden argued that Carson’s comments were bigotry, and blasphemed the name of God in the process.
“Every ridiculous assertion from Dr. Carson on—I mean, ridiculous. I mean, Jesus, God,” he said. “Oh God. I mean, it’s kind of hard to fathom, isn’t it?”
The Vice President continued, “We’re never going to be able to eliminate the bigots. They’re a small percentage of the population. They’ll continue to be vocal,” Biden said. “But make one thing absolutely clear, folks, they are an incredibly smaller and smaller minority. This country is changing.”
Publication date: March 11, 2015