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Homosexuality isn’t a sin; just don’t act on it

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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:00 am

You want letters on gay marriage? OK, here's mine. First of all, marriage is a holy institution, one of the seven sacraments given us by the Holy Spirit. Sacraments help us to grow in holiness, build up the Body of Christ and give worship and praise to God.

Matrimony is a sacrament of service. It means that man and woman promise to be faithful to each other for the rest of their lives. The sacrament strengthens their love and unity. In service to each other and their community, they welcome children and create a home of faith, prayer and love.

The sacrament of matrimony should not be taken lightly, as it affects the rest of your life. The first miracle of Jesus was at the wedding in Cana, when he changed the jars of water into fine wine. Wedding celebrations in Jesus' time lasted a week or more. That tells us how important it is.

Homosexuality is not a sin any more than a sickness is a sin. The sin is acting upon it. The Bible, Old and New Testaments, tells us many times that men with men and women with women is an abomination. Leviticus 20:13 and Romans 1:26-27 say it is against nature, and Jude 7 says not to "lust for strange flesh," and they "dishonor their own bodies."

Read also Genesis 1:27 and 2:24, Ephesians 5:31, Leviticus 18:22, Jeremiah 8:12, Matthew 19:4-6, I Corinthians 6:9-10 and I Timothy 1:8-10.

Remember what happened to Sodom? Greece crumbled because of sinful sexuality. It has caused adultery, divorce, child abuse, etc.

God created men and women to create families. Sin destroys families. God is love and tells us to love one another. That's why intelligent people hate the sin but still love the sinner and try to help them.

California voted to make marriage between one man and one woman. A homosexual judge said it was unconstitutional.

What will the U.S. Supreme Court rule, love or sin?

Carolyn Hadden

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8 comments:

  • Eric Barrow posted at 7:20 am on Mon, Apr 15, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1485

    What happened to rule #4 and #5

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 6:56 pm on Sat, Apr 13, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1112

    I'm flabbergasted!!


    [wink]

     
  • John Lucas posted at 4:15 pm on Sat, Apr 13, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    What the Supreme Curt will rule upon is whether gay couples have the same civil rights as straight couples.

     
  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 2:58 pm on Sat, Apr 13, 2013.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2349

    Of course there are many topics I find distasteful or entirely uninteresting to me. The difference is that I fully support other's right to have their opinion printed in a newspaper to be digested by those who wish to read them. I've never complained or whined about anyone taking up editorial space or suggested that certain topics be relegated to pages published only once per week.

    The argument here isn't really about whether or not religious subjects should be permitted on page four, but that they shouldn't be printed at all, hence the intolerance offered in an opinion that such topics: "...create in some an opiate that tranquilizes worried or grieving people" and "...create diseased conditions for those that are filled with fear or hate (diseased ‘souls’ if you will).” WOW! If this were true I wouldn't want them printed in my newspaper either!! (Sarcasm intended as I believe all sides of a debate should be welcome - including those posted at 2:24 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013.)

     
  • Thomas Heuer posted at 2:24 pm on Sat, Apr 13, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1423

    As I said before, you have to read it to deterrmine if you don't like it. But Jeromie likewise if you don't like abortion or "homosexuality" don't read about it. Religion in my opinion creates in some an opiate that tranquilizes worried or grieving people. However it also creates diseased conditions for those that are filled with fear or hate (diseased "souls" if you will). So when "skip reading" is the practice is there a purpose to an opinion page? I don't think so. So your advice is a hypocracy and of no value (as usual). Quit bulling the editorial space.

     
  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 1:43 pm on Sat, Apr 13, 2013.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2349

    I suspect that the point of all these letters and opinion pieces is in an effort to not only sell newspapers (and advertising space), but since the issue of same-sex marriage is about to be determined by the Supreme Court, the editors deemed it more appropriate to dedicate this weekend's Op/Ed page to it.

    I really don't understand why anyone should have a problem with all these opinions and letters in the main part of the newsprint and online versions - if it's not to their liking, simply don't read them. At least here on the Internet the title to each piece should give away what is sure to follow if clicked – so just resist the urge to click.

     
  • Thomas Heuer posted at 12:09 pm on Sat, Apr 13, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1423

    LNS please!!!
    What is the point of the religious comment section if is going to be hijacked and dumped into the LTE section. This letter is not an opinion it is a sermon not thought provoking but chastizing (as religion does best). And please the disengenuous "...hate the sin but still love the sinner..." is simply promoting predjudice euphemistically. It is disgraceful. And joke of all jokes "God is love " has yet to be proven since all evidence is to the contrary.

     
  • David Diskin posted at 9:18 am on Sat, Apr 13, 2013.

    David Diskin Posts: 181

    Sickening.

     

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