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Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

See this from the perspective of someone born knowing that they are gay; knowing since a child that they desire men or women in a way that is different than most people. For them: this is who you are. Now, there are these religious groups that believe, as you say, homosexuality is a sin. So according to the bible: who they are, that fundamental part of them, is evil. Murder is a sin. Lying is a sin. Cheating is a sin. Desiring someone the same sex as you is a sin.

But Reverend Tommy, murder, lying, and cheating are choices. Can you choose to go out Friday night and desire men? Unless you were already born with tendencies there would be nothing appealing to have sex with a man. Can you choose to believe gravity doesnt exist, or decide that you dont like chocolate? You have not spent enough time with gay people if cannot see that theres nothing that can make them not gay--because it is part of who they are.

From their perspective this sin of homosexuality in your book is simply a rule that was put there 3,000 years ago to distinguish a nomadic tribe from competing agricultural tribes settled in Fertile Crescent. Valuable for a tribe trying to maintain its population, irrelevant to a diverse society in an overpopulated planet. But the result of which is the majority population believe homosexuals are born evil. They are to be pitied. They are other. If you dont see how a religious adherence to an outdated law has an emotional impact that can influence someones entire life then you are being willfully blind.
Which is of course your choice.

Posted by Jason Reignbos on 07/24/2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

God will send an estimated 85% of all humans who ever lived to hell, a place of ETERNAL conscious torture from which there is no escape and no purpose except for god's revenge. Jesus himself will descend into hell, just so he can watch the torment of the damned in person, a sort of torture-porn. Christians in heaven can watch the sinners being burned too. Homosexuals are to be stoned to death. Rread the Bible, it's all clearly stated there, no metaphor needed. Oh yes, and god loves youl PS Ted Haggert never preached against gays, right?

Posted by Jeffrey Clemens on 07/24/2017 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Sexual assault victims say Air Force Academy uses mental health counseling to get rid of them

Commonsense, logic and reasoning says if the level of sexual assaults are true. Then what is the level of racial discrimination in the military? Since it appears there is a cultural lack of respect for women that are the same race as the offenders. It stands to reason there would be little respect for the equality of members of a different race.

Posted by Charles Mahone on 07/24/2017 at 7:31 AM

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