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RELIGION: Citing scripture risky for both sides

Letter by Michael G. Qunell, Tacoma on Feb. 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 5 Comments »
February 28, 2012 12:05 pm

Re: “Dividing point” (TNT, 2-26).

It always amuses me when individuals quote scripture without actually proofreading what they quote. According to those who oppose ordination of gays and lesbians, we are all damned to the fires of hell. In 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10, it names those who will not inherit heaven, including fornicators. Hmmm. That leaves out probably 95 percent of those of us over age 16. And male prostitutes but not female prostitutes? What happened to gender equality?

On the other side, the quotations support having gays and lesbians in the churches, but nowhere state that they should be ministers of God.

Come on, people. Just remember that these writings were made by men in a time when society was extremely patriarchal. Anyone who has studied biblical writings will tell you that the later writers were following the lead of the earlier writers.

I think that we should all take the lead that many teenagers did several years ago when they began wearing bracelets that had WWJD (what would Jesus do) on them. Frankly, I find it difficult to believe that Jesus would exclude anyone who professed a desire to serve God in any manner they wished.

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