Shalom Life | July 26, 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow discusses Gays and the Bible

Gwyneth Paltrow sends out newsletter discussing homosexuality and The Bible.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: June 10th, 2011 in Culture » Society » News

Gwyneth Paltrow discusses Gays and the Bible

Gwyneth Paltrow has shared many of her thoughts and experiences with loyal readers on her website, GOOP, since 2008. The actress usually covers topics such as yummy cheeses and unique travel spots. Today, however, she’s decided to approach a more controversial subject- Homosexuality and The Bible.

In her weekly newsletter, Paltrow writes about our attitudes towards gays and lesbians, and how misinterpretations of the Bible can create tragedies.

Paltrow, mother of Apple (7) and Moses (5) express her belief that homophobia causes extreme separation in our society.

'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,' she explained.

'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,' she continued, 'is interesting, as it used to justify so much judgmentand separation in our society.'

Paltrow does not blatantly blame the Christian church for these behaviours, but does question whether the Bible truly condemns homosexuality.

‘What does it actually say in the bible that will cause some people to be upset by my line of thinking?' Paltrow asked.

Paltrow felt that writing this newsletter was necessary after an exchange she had with her daughter, Apple.

‘When my daughter came home from school one day saying that a classmate had two mommies,' she writes, 'my response was, 'Two mummies? How lucky is she?!'

Read the full newsletter at www.goop.com.

Joan Rivers Staunchly Defends Israel, Insults Selena Gomez [VIDEO] Joan Rivers Staunchly Defends Israel, Insults Selena Gomez [VIDEO] TrendingJerry Seinfeld Launches ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Spin-Off [VIDEO] Jerry Seinfeld Launches ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Spin-Off [VIDEO] TrendingSeth Meyers May Have Started a Feud Between Louis C.K and Ricky Gervais Seth Meyers May Have Started a Feud Between Louis C.K and Ricky Gervais Trending
 

Lena Dunham and Andy Samberg Team Up For HBO Mockumentary

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Lena Dunham and Andy Samberg Team Up For HBO Mockumentary

The 'Girls' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' stars will appear in an upcoming sports mockumentary.

Read More

Joan Rivers Staunchly Defends Israel, Insults Selena Gomez [VIDEO]

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Joan Rivers Staunchly Defends Israel, Insults Selena Gomez [VIDEO]

The controversial comedian slammed Gomez for her #PrayForGaza tweet

Read More

The Ten Best Seinfeld Memes

July 25, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau & Daniel Koren
The Ten Best Seinfeld Memes

We look at some of the most entertaining memes inspired by the iconic TV show

Read More

Jesse Eisenberg Feels Safe In Israel, Calls It "A Wonderful Country"

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Jesse Eisenberg Feels Safe In Israel, Calls It "A Wonderful Country"

The 'Social Network' star recently visited for a Q&A at Beit Lessin Theatre

Read More

James Franco Outs His Brother Dave, Tells Internet He's Dating Zac Efron

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
James Franco Outs His Brother Dave, Tells Internet He's Dating Zac Efron

The 'Neighbors' co-stars are apparently in a serious relationship, according to a very unreliable gossip site

Read More

Guess what Canada? Daniel Radcliffe is Stuck Here Due To Visa Issues

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Guess what Canada? Daniel Radcliffe is Stuck Here Due To Visa Issues

Torontonians should be on the look out for the former 'Harry Potter' star

Read More

Shia LaBeouf Arrives in Court For 'Cabaret' Incident

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Shia LaBeouf Arrives in Court For 'Cabaret' Incident

The former 'Transformers' actor appeared unshaven in a suit to face charges for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment

Read More

Cupcake Truck Calls Israelis "Zionist Pigs"

July 25, 2014 | By Hugh Holt
Cupcake Truck Calls Israelis "Zionist Pigs"

New York-based Cupcake Crew, a finalist on Cupcake Wars, tweet some rather offensive comments

Read More

More Headlines