It was with great sadness that I read "The lunacy of prejudice" (Imprint, Friday, June 28) by Dan. Myself and many of my Christian friends are very disturbed by the view of homosexuality that is presented.
Dan asks: "Exactly how is homosexuality immoral?" God clearly tells men: "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable" (Leviticus 18:22). I realize that many people won't be convinced by this, even though the Bible is the source of ultimate truth. However, this is not a matter of what is "natural" or "unnatural," it's a matter of what is right and what is wrong.
Dan also expresses his view that consenting adults should be permitted to do whatever they want in the privacy of their own homes (overlooking the fact that homosexuals don't confine their activities to their own homes). This would work in a perfect world, but unfortunately we can't claim that of Earth. What if a man wants a friend of his to kill him? I hope that you can see that society has a responsibility to prevent this, since human life is precious. Granted, this is an extreme example, but it illustrates the lunacy of letting people do whatever they want in their own homes. It would be foolhardy to assume that things done in the home won't affect things done in public.
Am I a homophobe? Yes, I most definitely am. I am very afraid of homosexuality, and its effect on our society. However, I have nothing against homosexuals. Similarly, I do not hate murderers, although I am against murder. It is important to separate the person from the action. And don't think that homosexuality is the only immoral sexual action. There is a great deal of immorality in the heterosexual population as well. God, the Creator of all, has set the standard for sexual relation, which are meant only for a man and a woman within the bond of marriage.
Why is it that those who promote equality seem to be the most likely to have prejudices? They call for equal treatment of all, regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc., yet they eagerly attack me for my Christian beliefs (and this letter will no doubt cause some more). Our society has become one which is far too tolerant. We must stop satisfying our own selfish desires and instead live by God's standards of right and wrong. Take heart, I will be praying for you.--Warren Hagey
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