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posted: 2/26/2014 5:01 AM

It's the act they've chosen that is hated

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I read with great interest a letter submitted Feb. 9 by Gary Koca headlined "Gays go to heaven? Bible doesn't say." He is right, there is nothing in the Bible about same-sex marriages. That is because gays did not marry back then.

There is a lot in the Bible concerning homosexuality. I'm sorry he could not find it. The scriptures he addressed are great scriptures, but did not address the subject. The scriptures I believe he was looking for is found in Leviticus 18:22 and 24. This states, "You shall not lie with a male as you would with a woman. It is an abomination."

Also in Genesis starting in the 18th chapter and all of Chapter 19. Also, 2 Peter, chapters 2 and 3. There is even more on this subject in Romans 1:18-32. God does not hate the homosexual. He loves them as Christians do. It is the act they have chosen that is hated.

Mr. Koca was right when he said the Bible says we are all sinners and that God forgives us when we repent of our sin and we are sincere in our hearts to change and seek his strength for the help we need. I find that people who are labeled "hate people" are not really hateful at all. When in our country did people who think differently from others get labeled hateful.

Maybe it is time we stop judging each other and seek God's help to love one another.

Don and Beverly Russell


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