Writer overlooked biblical teachings


Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 2, 2006 at 10:52 p.m.

I love when people like B. James Quigley (Dec. 28) act like they know what Jesus feels about homosexuality. He used the biblical quote, "Suffer little children to come unto me," and then said that Jesus would never condone saying that homosexuality is wrong.

Maybe as he was searching the Bible for his quote, he skipped over the chapter about Sodom and Gomorrah, where God destroyed the cities for their sexual deviations, including rampant homosexuality. The term "sodomy" is actually derived from the city in the Bible, Sodom, that was destroyed.

It is also apparent that Quigley overlooked verses like Leviticus 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination." Other verses, although too long to quote in a short letter, include Leviticus 20:13, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Genesis 19, Romans 1:21-32 and Jude 7. Romans 1:26 and 27 even show God's view on homosexuality as unnatural: "For they changed the natural use into that which is not natural."

I am not saying that homosexuals should be hated or even outcast. Biblically, Christians are told to love everyone as God loves them, for we are all sinners.

Going back to the age-old quote, we should hate the sin (and every sin the same), but love the sinner (and every sinner the same, too).

Edward Thompson,

Hawthorne

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