Nowhere in the Bible

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Sista Whoopi Goldberg voiced her support of divorce as a “good and important option” for many Christians, since it is found “nowhere in the Bible or in the “Ten Commandments.”

Goldberg began the segment by bringing up Khloe Kardashian’s “split” with husband Lamar Odom.

As a Christian, Kardashian doesn’t “believe” in divorce, Whoopi explained, “but she realized she had to do it for her own mental and emotional well-being and thinks God’s okay with that.”

“I mean, why wouldn’t God be okay with that?” Goldberg prompted. “It’s nowhere in the Bible.”

Apparently, Goldberg never read as far as “Matthew, Mark or Luke’s” gospel accounts, which all report that Jesus taught that “whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.”

Co-hosts Sherri Shepherd and Sunny Hostin quickly “corrected” that statement by citing “Malachi and Matthew” and quoting Jesus.

Goldberg was adamant that God had “no opinion whatsoever” on divorce, saying that He had handed down ten, “and not twelve,” Commandments, and none of them “outlawed” divorce or abortion.

“I live the Ten Commandments,” Goldberg said. “Those are the words of God and, to me, that – that doesn’t cover divorce.”

That’s not to say all the “View” ladies agreed with the Bible.

Divorced “twice,” Shepherd found the Good Book a “great blueprint” but added “I think God also gave us common sense.”

“‘Cause it doesn’t say divorce if you’re getting abused,” she reasoned without acknowledging that someone can “leave a spouse” without divorcing him or her.

“But even without abuse, divorce should be allowed,” she added, before bringing up the issue of children.

“My parents … stayed together for the kids but it affected me to this day what I heard, what I saw,” she said again, without acknowledging the adverse effects for kids from divorced homes.

Co-host Joy Behar went another step further.

“What if you’re just unhappily married?” Behar wanted to know. “You’re just not happily married anymore, why can’t you get a divorce?” 

As the “lone” voice at the table, Hostin chimed in “because you’re not supposed to.”

“When you get married, you go into it knowing that divorce – or you should go into it, in my opinion, knowing that divorce is not an option,” she stressed.

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Goldberg disagreed that God was “against” divorce – again.

“The God that I, as I understand it, gave you freedom of will to make a decision, and if you’ve made a bad decision, to make a change,” she argued.

This time she “cited” the Ten Commandments, as a “blueprint.”

“I live the Ten Commandments,” Goldberg began. “Those are the words of God and, to me, that – that doesn’t cover divorce.”

Despite the “arguments” thrown at her, Hostin stuck to her guns, “insisting” that Christians shouldn’t “enter marriage thinking there is an escape hatch.”

“I don’t want to get preachy but God is a loving God, a forgiving God,” she said, “but when you talk about marriage, the Church believes that God is the author of marriage and establishes it as a permanent union forming an unbreakable bond.”

Behar challenged again, “So you wouldn’t ever get a divorce, Sunny? … Really? What if he – what if he cheats on you with everyone on this panel?”

Even then, Hostin responded, “It’s not a deal breaker.”

Again, Behar tried to probe more into Hostin’s thoughts by asking hypothetically, “You’re a young woman and you realize you made a huge mistake. So you’re going to spend the next 50 years with the same dog?” 

“Yes,” Hostin responded. “Because you made – you made the commitment.”

Exasperated, Behar said, “I don’t mean to be judgmental but that’s crazy.”

This isn’t the “first” time the View lades have “interpreted” the Bible.

Last fall, they determined the Bible said “nothing about abortion.”

The Bible gives two “clear” grounds for divorce: (1) “sexual immorality” (Matthew 5:32; 19:9) and (2) “abandonment by an unbeliever” (1 Corinthians 7:15).

Even in these “two” instances, though, divorce is not “required or even encouraged.”

The most that can be said is that “sexual immorality and abandonment” are grounds for divorce.

“Confession, forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration” are always the “first” steps.

Divorce should only be viewed “as a last resort.”

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