This is in reference to the letter to the editor from Marie Harris in the Aug. 19 issue of the Daily Herald.
First, as to homosexual behavior in the Bible, the following passages forbid it: Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:26-27, I Timothy 1:9-11 and I Corinthians 6:9-11. If one doesn't accept the authority of the scriptures, that is one thing, but at least represent it correctly.
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As to the faith of our Founding Fathers, since they are no longer alive, the best way to accurately portray them is to look at what they wrote. Here are just a few:
"I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: That God governs the affairs of men." -- Benjamin Franklin.
"Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever." -- Thomas Jefferson.
"It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God ... and humbly to implore his protection and favor." -- George Washington.
These are hardly statements of deists who believe that God created us and then simply went away. There are many more of these statements from many more of the Founding Fathers but suffice it to say that 52 of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of a Christian church.
The letter of Aug. 19 that I am referring to perfectly illustrates that if an untruth is repeated often enough it becomes the truth (at least to some people).