It was with frustration that I read the letters from Paul Grant, Wayne Gill and Jamison Paul last Wednesday bringing John Mielke (March 11) to task for his Victorian and fundamentalist-based views. Again, I am reminded of what Hitler said, "Tell a lie loud enough and long enough, and people will believe it."
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The homosexual movement's quest for acceptability is based on bad biology. A health book can tell Grant where the male sexual organ is supposed to go; he seems a bit confused on basic biology, which of course explains his confusion on what constitutes a lifestyle. If homosexuals want us out of their private lives they should keep their private lives private.
When someone disagrees with the homosexual movement, that person is labeled as being discriminatory and hateful. To discriminate is to discern or expose differences, to mark or perceive peculiar features, according to Webster's. What Mielke did is well within his rights as a U.S. citizen.
Was it hateful? Hardly. Gill shows his own intolerance by labeling Mielke, shouting down resistance.
Saying Jesus was tolerant of sin is a very grave error. Jesus said, "I and the Father are one," thus agreeing with every teaching and law written in the Old Testament.
John 8 tells us of the woman caught in adultery. Jesus shames her accusers, but says, "Go, and sin no more." This illustrates the heart of God: one of mercy, love and grace.
God is long-suffering. He suffers with our choices to sin. Forgiveness is found in Christ at the cross, otherwise there will be judgment. Homosexuality is a choice; it is a sin; and trying to coerce everyone to believe otherwise will not change that fact.
Freedom to exercise one's religion without interference from the state does not mean that religious beliefs are left at the government's door. Rather, our Founding Fathers hoped that one's religious beliefs would help govern the country.
John Adams, signer of the Declaration of Independence and our second president, stated, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
Because we "fundamentalists" love, we must speak the truth in love to protect those deceived by homosexuality. We will not be silenced. We love you too much!