To the Editor:
This is in response to the many responses to Beverly Brownell’s letter “Gay Pride Parade in Potsdam.” If Ms. Brownell was “hateful and bigoted,” what are many of the writers who opposed her? Many of them sound hateful toward her. The opinion of the majority does not make truth.
Most Christians do not believe it is sin to eat pork or other “unclean” meats. We follow the New Testament, which does not prohibit them.
According to Jesus, many who claim to be “Christian” are not part of His Kingdom. Matthew 7:13-14, 21-23, 15:7-8; John 14:15; 1 John 2:3-5, 5:2-3; 2 John 6. If we do not keep His commandments, we do not love Him or our fellowman.
If I see that homosexuality is not the way of life, if I see danger in it, if I am experiencing something far better and know that they could too, then, if I love them, will I not warn them? Why are they so upset and judgmental toward those who disagree with their choice?
About 15 years ago it was discovered that the brains of homosexual men were different from straight men. This was much publicized.
However, with further study, it was quietly revealed that the difference in the brains of homosexual men was not a condition of nature, but rather a change occurring over time with the practice of same-sex eroticism. Therefore, rather than justifying homosexual orientation, science uncovered the meaning of a passage in the Bible. In Romans 1:27-28 homosexuals are described as “…receiving in themselves that recompense of their error…” We cannot argue against the truth that is seen in nature.
Many homosexuals have, through Christ’s Spirit of Love and Truth, been able to change their way of life, and their brains, back to what God intended for them.
If they choose not to change, we will treat them with respect and dignity as a fellow citizen of the human race. But it will sadden us that they are missing the best life has to offer.