Waste of breath
Sir, I fear your correspondent EM Owens (14 April) is wasting breath in asking Serena Lancaster to actually learn from the Holy Bible as to what God expects of those in relationship with him.
It is clear from her many previous letters in CEN that she is more interested in telling the Bible what, in her opinion, it should be saying — a damaging trait to be seen nowadays even in some professional church people.
The Bible affirms common sense. It is an unalterable fact that the biological sexual act evolved for the purposes of procreation and no matter what Serena Lancaster claims, the human body was not evolved for same-sex activity. Such activity cannot be a natural biological function.
Civil partnerships were rightly introduced to cater for all the needs of those with non-celibate same-sex attraction, but authentic marriage in biblical/Christian understanding it can never be.