FRC on Bono: He still doesn't know what he's rooting for

Friday, May 29, 2015
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

The lead singer of rock band U2, a professed Christian, is under fire for celebrating Ireland's passage of a pro-homosexual marriage referendum.

Before the May 22 vote took place, Bono opined that marriage "is not owned by any church" but instead owned by a community that decides its meaning.  

wedding rings on Bible 620x300Pete Sprigg of the Family Research Council says he agrees with that suggestion – sort of.

"It's been a universal definition because it's rooted not in religion but in nature," Sprigg says of marriage. "It's the fact that it takes one man and one woman to make one new human life that is the reason why marriage is defined as the union of a man and a woman."

Bono, 55, is famous as the front man of the long-running rock band. He is also a self-described Christian and is known for his articulate defense of the faith.

Pressed to describe his faith in a 2013 interview, Bono told an interviewer that Jesus was either the Son of God "or he was nuts," a suggestion most famously made by the late British professor and author C.S. Lewis.

Sprigg, Peter (FRC)"Actually he went 'round saying he was the messiah. That's why He was crucified," Bono told the interviewer.

Ireland's vote was the first-ever nationwide voter referendum to change the normal definition of marriage. Sixty percent of voters cast a ballot and 61 percent of them cast a "yes" vote.

Homosexuality was illegal in Ireland until 1993. 

A commentary published on OneNewsNow this week, written by activist scholar Dr. Michael Brown, described how "No" voters in Ireland were outspent by millions of dollars for the "Yes" campaign; by a biased media; and by the ballot itself that used the words "marriage equality," a term used by homosexual activists. 

Sprigg says Bono's comments suggest the singer fails to understand the "real issues at stake" in the ongoing debate over natural marriage and same-sex "marriage."

A landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court is expected in coming days that is expected to decide the legality of same-sex "marriage" in the United States. 

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