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‘Golden Rule’ column misses biblical points

Letter to the Editor

I found the article by John Wallace (June 28, “In matters of love, apply the Golden Rule”) inaccurate and misleading.

Mr. Wallace stated in regards to gay marriage that what someone does behind closed doors is no one’s business. Straight or gay marriages can have an impact on society. In an article in The Christian Index, Mr. Aaron Werner, a professor at Shorter University, quoted the following statistics from several well-respected journals and organizations in regards to the homosexual lifestyle:

  1. Homosexual behavior decreases lifespan by 20 to 30 years

  2. Homosexuals are more likely to abuse their partners and foster or adoptive children

  3. Homosexuals are three times more likely to be problem drinkers, and 51 percent reported drug abuse

  4. In a study of five major cities, 46 percent of homosexuals sampled were HIV positive

I think that the actions behind closed doors by homosexuals will become our business.

In the area of God and the Bible, I again strongly disagree with Mr. Wallace. I believe that God spoke very strongly in action and word against the homosexual lifestyle. This begins in Genesis with the obvious creation of one man and one woman. It is obvious that He was angry with the sexual perversions in the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah and He destroyed the whole city, men, women and children with the exception of Lots family.

You only have to look at Jesus and his actions with the adulteress that the crowd wanted to stone. He told them that the one without sin could cast the first stone and everyone left. Jesus then looked up and told the woman that He didn’t condemn her, but to go and sin no more. He didn’t tell her to go and conduct her activities behind closed doors, or change society so that it would be acceptable, or to pass laws to make it legal. He told her to go and sin no more. You know the Bible says that God considers this lifestyle an abomination, so don’t you think that God and Jesus would say to the homosexual to go and sin no more?

JOHN CANNADY

Baconton