God con­demns ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - Letters with the sign-off “Name and ad­dress supplied” is the ex­cep­tion rather than the rule; nor­mally, the writer’s name and sub­urb are used. While iden­ti­fi­ca­tion may, in cer­tain cir­cum­stances, be sup­pressed, this is en­tirely at the editor’s dis­cre­tion.

A CHURCH that en­dorses ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity is as mean­ing­ful as an anti-whal­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion that says it is OK to hunt and eat whales (Priest’s bless­ing for gay mar­riage, Western Sub­urbs Weekly, July 14). It is no longer what it pur­ports to be. How can priest Peter Manuel say same-sex at­tracted peo­ple are wor­thy of ev­ery­thing that het­ero­sex­ual peo­ple are when God ut­terly con­demns ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity and any­one who ap­proves of it (Leviti­cus 18:22, Ro­mans 1:25-32)?

He claims that the world will not stop mov­ing if “gay mar­riage” is ap­proved. Tell that to var­i­ous busi­ness own­ers and some re­li­gious or­gan­i­sa­tions in the US, Canada and Bri­tain that were threat­ened or forced to close for not get­ting along with the ho­mo­sex­ual band­wagon.

Je­sus, cit­ing Adam and Eve, specif­i­cally clar­i­fied what mar­riage is meant to be (Matthew 19:4-9): a life­long union be­tween one man and one woman. That means no di­vorce (un­less some­one is un­faith­ful), no ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity and no polygamy ei­ther.

The mul­ti­ple mar­riages of King David and King Solomon were a case of dis­obey­ing the com­mand not to have many wives (Deuteron­omy 17:17). There was no endorsement of polygamy there.

How­ever, since you brought it up, in the wake of the Amer­i­can Supreme Court de­ci­sion, there is a Mon­tana man who is now de­mand­ing equal­ity to marry two wives.

What do you say about that? Are you go­ing to en­dorse that too?

More­over, since you also brought up the AIDS is­sue, health sur­veys in Aus­tralia and Bri­tain con­tinue to show high rates of deadly STIs amongst ho­mo­sex­u­als.

Ev­i­dently, ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity is in­her­ently un­healthy or at least they do not care about their own health. Why en­dorse self-de­struc­tive be­hav­iour?

Mark Wong, Crawley.

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