While I'm no fan of Christianity, or any organized religion for that matter, his comments were hypocritical.
"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
And it doesn't matter that Jesus doesn't specifically say it is a sin, He references the Law and says not a single letter will be removed (pointing towards sin) but that the Law has been fulfilled (pointing towards the rituals and punishments).
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
Divorce is a sin, re-marriage is a sin, masturbation is a sin....on and on. But we do not punish those sins. Neither should you condemn those who do, "let he who is without sin cast the first stone" was literal and a metaphor.
The born-agains will concoct all kinds of b.s. to justify their bigotry (1950s-1960s) and homophobia (1980s-present). They read the bible, even memorize it word for word, yet they fail to understand it.