*According to the Christian Post, an Orange County, Californnia atheist group plans to put on a demonstration Saturday afternoon in which they will rip up sections of the Bible that they deem “immoral.”
Though they won’t be tearing pages straight out of a book, members of Backyard Skeptics, OC’s largest atheist organization, plans to rip up photocopies of the Scriptures on the Huntington Beach pier.
Bruce Gleason, the founder of the organization, shared several examples of what he perceives to be immoral biblical practices to The Christian Post on Friday.
One Old Testament example he gave was Deuteronomy 22:14-31, which says that a woman who is not found to be a virgin on her wedding night should be stoned to death. From the New Testament, he pointed to 1 Timothy 2:9-10, which tells how women should be dressed. There are a number of other passages the group will be targeting as well.
“It’s really a public education program…we’re not trying to desecrate the Bible, we’re just trying to let others know that there are certain portions of the Bible that they would probably agree with that they don’t live by,” he said.
“We’re not trying to offend people, though I will acknowledge that people will be upset simply because we’re taking passages out of the Bible.”
Read more at the Christian Post.