Bible teaches love, tolerance

September 23, 2012 • Dear Editor

Dear Editor:

Regarding Justin Craft’s letter (RDR Sept. 12) about homosexuality.

Mr. Craft is obviously caught in a time warp.

His ideas about women [auth] and homosexuality are out of the hellfire and brimstone puritan era of a couple of hundred years ago. His ideas and beliefs are certainly not acceptable today.

He said that God made woman for man. Plain and simple. That is the most sexist, chauvinistic and degrading comment I ever heard, and every woman should be deeply offended.

Mr. Craft shows a fundamental misunderstanding of homosexuality. Most of the people who have studied and researched homosexuality agree that it is in the genes just like hair and skin color. Homosexuality cannot be “cured” and it can’t be “prayed away” as Mr. Craft claims it can. It is not a learned or chosen condition, or behavior.

Mr. Craft says homosexuality is a sin and that homosexuals are doomed to hell.

If homosexuality is, indeed, a sin, God will punish them and God won’t need any help from Mr. Craft.

He uses God and the Bible to validate his belief. Does Mr. Craft’s God and Bible say or teach anything about love, tolerance, kindness, charity, respect, etc? Mr. Craft speaks only of hate and condemnation.

I have always been taught that church, or a religion, is a hospital for sinners, not a sanctuary for the righteous. I don’t believe Mr. Craft ever learned that.

Mr. Craft, would you welcome a gay person into your church congregation? The Jesus Christ I know and worship certainly would.

Will Rogers once said, “If horses and dogs don’t go to heaven, I want to go where they go.”

Mr. Craft says all homosexuals are going to hell, well, Mr. Craft, they wouldn’t want to go to your heaven anyway. They would want to go to the heaven where kind, loving, tolerant, respectful, reverent and Christ-like people go.

In closing his letter, he told Mr. Wells “to read the Bible for more details.”

Mr. Craft is the one who needs to read the Bible again to see what it says about the Christian characteristics and qualities I have mentioned in this letter. So far his Bible has taught him only bigotry, intolerance, narrow-mindedness, hate and condemnation.

Randle S. Easley


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One Response to Bible teaches love, tolerance

  1. interestedinnews says:

    Very well spoken Mr. Easley! Thank you for sharing the truth of the matter in regards to why people are homosexual. I can’t imagine anyone CHOSING that lifestyle. It is a life of condemnation, judgment, shunning, and lonliness. As a christian, I believe in nuturing the characteristics of Christ and they certainly are not telling someone they are bound for hell because of how they were born. In fact, God made them the way they are for a reason and it is not for us to judge. Regardless of sexual orientation, they are children of God that deserve to be respected and allowed to live a happy and fullfilled life just as Mr. Craft. And shame on you Mr. Craft for taking the name of Christ and using it as a weapon to spread your own opinions. You need to reflect on your relationship with Christ and see where your short comings are because if you are busy condeming others to hell that you don’t even know, I think there are more holes in your relationship with God than you realize. In fact, it may be you that will be passing through the gates of hell before someone that has lived the life they were given in the best way possible.

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