Actress Gwyneth Paltrow sent a letter of support to her gay friends and fans in a newsletter for her lifestyle website, while at the same time questioning those who use the Bible to foster homophobic animus.
Paltrow, who has been starring as a wild teacher on Fox's Glee as of late, timed her message to Gay Pride Month. See her note below:
Homosexuality in the Bible
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?