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posted: 6/10/2013 5:00 AM

Two versions of Christianity

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Well, once again the Boy Scouts have stuck their foot in it. In trying to please all, they have only pleased none but themselves. Allowing gay boys and not gay Scout leaders is pretty stupid. In an attempt to justify their dislike of gays and lesbians they have quoted the Bible as their reason. There is only one passage in the Bible that mentions homosexuality, and that is in Leviticus. The New Testament is quite a different matter. Many passages in the New Testament can be cited if you bend them a little like using body English to get your bowling ball to do well.

The fact is that there is only one passage that should be followed, and that is the first commandment is to love the Lord and the second is to "love thy neighbor as thyself." It has no exceptions. Even Leviticus says: "Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against thy children, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."

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My wife suggests that there must be two kinds of Sunday school. One has God smiting everyone and the other is a much gentler one by Jesus. I recall the Simpsons episode where Marge thinks she has sinned and seeks out the Rev. Lovejoy. The good Reverend holds up the Bible saying, "Have you ever read this 2,000 year old brick? Everything's a sin!"

Gays and lesbians are the same as us, and they have been around for thousands of years and should be accepted as full members of our society. The only difference is what they do in private, which is none of anyone's business.

Apparently we have two different versions of Christianity. One is led by Jesus Christ and the other is by Jesus Pick 'n' Choose.

Raleigh Sutton

Elgin

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