“Amend the Bible,” says Piers Morgan

During an interview with Pastor Rick Warren, Piers Morgan proposed that we “amend the Bible.” Morgan believes the Bible should be amended because it’s out-of-date on the issues such as gay rights. Here is the exchange:

Morgan didn’t spell out the process by which the Bible should be amended. Perhaps he wasn’t using the word “amend” literally. We can always hope not, anyway.

The Bible isn’t like the U.S. Constitution. It does not have the force of govenrment law behind it. If one ignores a particular prohibition or teaching — because it is “out-of-date” or, what is often the same thing, because one would rather not follow it — no government penalty attaches and no government enforcement mechanism comes into play (unless the law contains the same prohibition). But, of course, one assumes all other risks.

Towards the end of the exchange, Warren and Morgan agree that it’s good to have the kind of discussion they just had. Morgan adds that the discussion should always be respectful. Why? Because “the moment it becomes disrespectful and discourteous and then rude and then poisonous, you never achieve anything.”

But, as Peter Wehner notes, this is the same Piers Morgan who, during an interview, called Larry Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America, “an unbelievably stupid man” who “shame[s] your country” and “doesn’t give a damn about the gun murder rate in America.”

This guy makes Larry King look like a sage.

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