The past couple of weeks have included letters of condemnation (and defense) of those of the nature of homosexuality; each of the letters quoting scripture (our Bible).
While the Bible I was taught to believe does indeed talk about homosexuality as a "sin," it also mentions many other sins: gluttony, greed, covetousness, etc. How many of us accept those who are overweight, people whose hypocritical behaviors deny their claim of Christianity, those whose lives indicate sin of one sort or another — but when it comes to a person's sexuality, we draw the line and say that that particular "sin" is worse than another?
Perhaps we should look at the scripture that says: "Judge not, that ye be not judged" (Matthew 7:1); or perhaps we might consider Matthew 22:36-40, where Christ says: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind ... (and here's the important part) you shall love your neighbor as yourself." I am no Biblical scholar, but if my neighbor is a homosexual, I have no right to judge him or her. I am simply to love that person as (I believe) does God.
We might be careful at whom we point our finger. Not one of us is without sin.
— Carole M. Schuitman, Grand Haven