To the editor:
“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” (Proverbs 14:12).
I would like to address the misinformation in previous letters regarding homosexuality.
First of all, one of the letters stated that “gay lives are just the same as straight lives”. Not quite. For years I have donated blood, and on their form, the Red Cross wants to know whether I have had sex with another man in the last 12 months. (It takes that long for some diseases to be evident.) If I answer yes, they don’t take my blood because it could be infected with a number of serious diseases.
I don’t think the Red Cross is bigoted for asking such a question but instead understands that homosexual activity carries a much higher risk of transmittable disease.
Secondly, the destruction of Sodom was not because of a lack of hospitality, as was suggested, but because of the sexual immorality of the people. There is a reason why the homosexual act is called sodomy, and it has nothing to do with hospitality.
The Bible also states very clearly in Romans 1:26-27 and 1 Cor. 6:9-10, among other verses, that homosexual acts are sinful.
God created all of us in His image and loves all of us, expecting us to also love each other.
In Christian love and not in condemnation, I urge the young man to re-consider his choice of an immoral lifestyle, as statistics show that the homosexual lifestyle is one of high suicide rates, venereal diseases, and depression.
I will be praying that he make a new choice that is life-giving. I invite the community to join me in this prayer.
Greg Davidson, Marion
Last modified Jan. 4, 2018