Alan Grayson, the mad cap Democratic Congressman from Florida, has accused his Republican opponents of being the equivalent of the Taliban for quoting Biblical text on the subject of marriage. As Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey points out, the quotes about how a wife must submit to her husband is taken completely out of context.
“TPM also calls the quote “damning,” which may be true only if one has never actually read the Bible and this particular passage in context. In both Ephesians and Colossians, the text does call for women to submit to their husbands as they do to the Lord – and also for husbands to “love their wives” (Colossians), and to do so “as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her to make her holy” (Ephesians). In other words, wives submit to their husbands, and husbands sacrifice themselves for their wives and children. It’s a passage intended on underscoring the necessity of both spouses to act in sacrificial ways to each other for marriages to become a sacrament, as well as to succeed in the normal, prosaic manner.”
I suspect that this ad will damage the mercurial Grayson even more than his on the House floor behavior already has.
Source: Video: Worst political ad ever?, Ed Morrissey, Hot Air, September 27th, 2010