Love everyone; don’t discriminate
RE: We all fall short of God’s targets (Letter, July 26)
I couldn’t help laughing when I read “the Anglican Church no longer reads the entire Bible, disregarding the passages that have become inconvenient.” How many people of faith actually hear certain passages during worship precisely due to the fact they are irrelevant in addition to inconvenient? Plenty of places in scripture are known to make reference to slavery, to give one top example.
Furthermore, however true or untrue it may be that we “all fall short of the glory of God,” it’s indisputable that God sanctions same-sex marriage. If churches are supposed to be moral institutions, I’m not sure why condoning gay marriage renders this contradictory, let alone impossible. Giving people equal rights is completely moral, especially given God’s affirmations that all of humankind was created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27).
However inconvenient it is for some stricter Christians to tolerate, Anglicanism has come to the conclusion that it’s happy to affirm that the core duty of faith is to love everyone and not discriminate. If certain individuals are opposed to that, then, lucky for them, they don’t have to be involved. Amy Soule, Hamilton