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Religion: Christians can't be gay
To respond to Mr. Foxs warm and fuzzy analysis (Lets honor all relationship, Letters, Sept. 27), let us first set some logical parameters, please.
At the risk of offending many or a few, you cannot be a gay and a Christian too. This is an oxymoron. A Christian, by definition, is one who follows the Christ, and if you are talking about the same Christ I am, this Jesus of Nazareth said two very important things that establish this beyond question. The first is, Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. (Mt 5:17 ). The law he refers to, of course, is the 66 books assembled together in what we now call the Bible. Now, what does the Bible (and the prophet Moses) say about homosexuality? Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination. (Lev 18:22 ).
Gays dont like this truth. As a matter of fact, in their book The Homosexual Agenda, Alliance Defense Fund president Alan Sears and his co-author Craig Osten make this ominous prediction: "In the next ten years, we will have same-sex marriage,and I think we will start to have the criminalization of religious speech.
The second thing Jesus said, even more poignant, is, And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things I say? (Lk 6:46).
Now, do we Christians care if two men want to live together? No we dont. Do we care whether or not sodomy is legal? Again, no. We do not see homosexuality as different from any other sin against God (Jehovah) and nature. What we do care about is this societys demand that we teach our children that this is a normal lifestyle.
And if you think Christianity frowns on gays, I challenge you to check out what the peaceful Muslims have to say about it in the Koran. "When a man mounts another man, the throne of God shakes. Kill the one that is doing it and also kill the one that it is being done to."
To be a Christian, one believes what Jesus of Nazareth, and his prophets, said. Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (gays), nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
Operative words: "Be not deceived." By the very statements a gay Christian professes to believe, he condemns himself.