Homosexuality morally wrong
THE EDITOR, Sir:
Byron Buckley's article 'Balancing the gay-rights debate', published Sunday, May 20, 2012, raised a number of issues to which I feel compelled to respond.
The debate is more than a Point-Counterpoint argument between pro-gay ativists and others, especially those who call themselves Christians. It is an issue of morality on which there can be no compromise for those who are genuine Christians.
Although this is so, any discussion should be entered from a Christian perspective of love and respect and a total eschewing of violence towards all individuals who embrace this lifestyle.
Having made that plain, I'd like to address some other points.
Condemnation of homosexuality is not an overreaction - it is the restating of a biblical truth (1 Cor 6: 9,10).
Rape and the sexual abuse of children, which is in a large way carried out in the Church, is roundly condemned by the Bible and carries the same penalty as homosexuality.
Legal sanctions for public criticism of homosexuality, because of the criminalisation of biblical teaching on sexuality, is immaterial to the Christian stand. We must obey God as ruler, rather than man. (Acts 5:29).
The Church has not done enough to promote the sacredness of life because it has watered down biblical principles for popularity. We ought to realise that if homosexuality became the norm the human race would die off.
Indeed, for persons to embrace a sterile lifestyle, throw away their God-given ability to procreate, then demand the right to take the fruit of someone else's heterosexual choice, a choice they abhor and would outlaw if they could, seems nothing short of unreasonable.