Piers Morgan: ‘It's Time For an Amendment to the Bible’

Elizabeth Harrington | December 27, 2012 | 2:49pm EST
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Piers Morgan, host of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." (AP)

(CNSNews.com) – After his gun-control views landed him on a petition to be deported from the United States, CNN host Piers Morgan is now contending “it’s time for an amendment to the Bible” because, like the Constitution, it is “inherently flawed.”

In an interview that was broadcast on Christmas Eve, Morgan told evangelical Pastor Rick Warren that due to changing cultural views on gay marriage the Bible, too, must be changed.

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The British television host explained that a passage that states adultery is punishable by death proves the Bible is “flawed.” (Read the full interview here.)

“The Bible and the Constitution were well-intentioned, but they are basically inherently flawed,” Morgan said.  “Hence the need to amend it.”

“My point to you about gay rights, for example, it's time for an amendment to the Bible,” he said.

Warren said, "No," there is “not a chance” of that happening.

“What I believe is flawed is human opinion because it constantly changes,” said Warren.  “In fact, we do it every eight years in America. We have a -- we have a change in opinion; what was -- what was hot is now not.”

“And I willingly admit that I base my worldview on the Bible, which I believe is true, and truth,” Warren said.  “My definition of truth is if it's new, it's not true. If it was true 1,000 years ago, it'll be true 1,000 years from today.”

“Opinion changes, but truth doesn't,” he said.

"We're going to agree to disagree on that," said Morgan.

CNN’s Morgan also went after Rev. Warren for his views against homosexual marriage, asking, “Why do you have such a problem with a man who, quite naturally, falls in love with another man?”

Warren argued that it is not a “love issue.”

“The Bible says you can love anybody,” said Warren.  “There is nothing in the Bible that says a man can't love a man. In fact, there are many examples of men loving men in Scripture. The Bible says you just can't have sex with everybody.”

“I'm commanded to love everybody,” Warren added.  “I, as a believer in Jesus Christ, I am not allowed to hate anybody. I'm not allowed to disrespect anybody. I am commanded--in fact, Jesus said if you don't love everybody, you don't really love me.  So it's not a love issue.”

Incidentally, Morgan’s appeal to amend the Bible comes just weeks after a publisher released a gay-friendly “Queen James” version, which changes verses that deal with homosexuality to avoid “homophobic interpretations.”

Morgan recently was criticized for calling for even stricter gun-control in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn, and for calling Larry Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America, "an unbelievably stupid man” for arguing that guns enable people to protect themselves.

Morgan’s comments landed him on a White House petition to have him deported for “attacking the Second Amendment,” which surpassed 80,000 signatures on Thursday.

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