Originally posted by James the Lesser
Yes Gays are evil in the bible Skadi, BUT IN THE SAME CHAPTER IT SAYS TO STONE KIDS TO DEATH FOR SAYING NO/THROWING TANTRUMS! So, follow both rules
or neither, can't pick and choose god's rules.
Hey, I didnt say the Bible made any sort of sense, nor am I promoting as something I believe in. Im simply pointing out, to both liberals and
Christians, that the bible clearly states in its own words, that homosexuality is evil and immoral, that unlike what some gay advocates in the church
claim, its not really as open for interpretation as they claim. I have often been amazed at how people can somehow claim that the bible doesnt condemn
homosexuality, or that its ok to be gay and Christian. What puzzles me more is why gays would want to be Christians, or remain so, if they do indeed
decide to stay gay as opposed to repenting for their "sins" and turning away from the gay lifestyle. Why they would continue in a religon that
clearly condemns them.
Joe Doaks, I haven't missed anything. The ministers I talked made it clear: sin is sin. Whether you are an achoholic, a liar, or a homosexual, the
sin is the same in God's eyes. To recieve salvation, the sinner must truly repent and feel bad for their sin, ask Jesus to forgive them, and from
then on, must turn away from the sinful life that they engage in. This means, after repenting, the alcholic must stop drinking, the liar must stop
telling lies, and the homosexual must stop having homosexual relations. I also know about the bible verse about a person who fantasizes about adultery
has committed adultery in their heart, and thus, has sinned as bad as a person who has committed adultery for real. Thus, homosexuals, by Christian
beliefs, must also control and purge their sexual feelings about members of the same sex. However, regardless, according to the ministers, god loves
gays as much as he loves everyone else, it is their lifestyle and sexual desires that he hates and finds abominable, according to Christian doctrine.
But by Christian beliefs, homosexuals are as worthy of salvation and redemption as anyone else, and thus, youre still supposed to love them and pray
And Ill say it again. The school system should not be teaching about homosexuality, as this is something that is sensitive, and teaching children that
it is normal and acceptable is in violation of religous freedom and parental rights. However, burning books simply because they are written by
homosexuals or might have a slight gay theme to them is also unconstitutional. Library books are not required parts of education. No one is being
forced by the school to read library books: books in the school library are more often than not for optional reading and auxillary education, or for
research. If a kid checks out a book that has to do with homosexuality, it is the parent's responsibility to check up on what their kids are reading,
and thus, prohibit the child from reading that paticular book. The first amendment goes both ways: freedom of speech is also protected along with
freedom of religon, thus, books should not be banned, but parents need to take special notes of any literature that might go against their religous
beliefs. This way, parents who believe homosexuality is acceptable, and wish to teach their kids acceptance, have the option of that child having
access to suc literature.
With our constitutional rights come responsibilities, and parents, while having rights to raise their children as they see fit, also have the
responsibility of teaching children their ways, and the responsibility to monitor what their children see on TV and read. the state's responsibility
is not to indoctrinate children with any sort of belief system, political or otherwise, but to educate children in the basics, and its also the
responsibility of the state, while respecting the right of people to hold unpopular beliefs, to also protect the variety and differences of opinion by
not banning material and instead keeping their noses out of peoples belief systems.