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Leave judgement of gays to God

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2012 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I am writing not only to you, but also to my church. My church thinks President Obama was way out of line for favouring same-sex marriage.

The theme for Sunday morning Mass was love. "Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God. This is my command; love one another." We even sang, "God is love and all those who live in love live in God."

But then the priest declared how wrong this same-sex marriage business was. Do we harden not our hearts towards everybody, or just a select few? Do we judge and condemn gay couples, but let everyone else pass through the eye of the needle?

The Church seems to be regressing to the same narrow, Pharisaical style of religion that Christ preached against. The Book of 1 John tells us this: "Children, let us love not in word or speech, but in deed and truth."

Let's not judge how immoral or unnatural others might be. That's God's job. Don't worry about the speck in their eye: work on the log in your own eye.

PATRICK EANES

eanespatrick@gmail.net

Matthews, North Carolina