To the editor:
In your paper of Jan. 10, on the front page I immediately noticed a picture of kids at the Farm Show. The title above the picture was "Horse sense." I'll come back to that later. Immediately below the picture was the story concerning the national cathedral. In that article that so-called very reverend Gary Hall says he reads the Bible as seriously as fundamentalists do. He also states blasphemously that Jesus approves of same-sex marriage.
Referring back to the title above the Farm Show picture "horse sense" although it has nothing to do with the article concerning the cathedral, I couldn't help but think in regards to the very degenerate and blasphemous Mr. Hall and "s" could be added to the word "horse" and a word which starts with "a" could be substituted for the word "sense." This so-called minister of God, Mr. Hall, is in plain words a liar. If you're beginning to get the idea that this is not going to be a nice, politically correct, letter, you're right.
God loves all people with unconditional love. That is a fact. However there is nowhere in the Bible where he condones sin. In fact, being the perfect God that he is he judges sin. He in fact rails against the practice of the sin of homosexuality in both the Old Testament and New Testament. In Leviticus 18:22 he say it is an abomination. In Romans 1:24, 26 and 27 God says the practice of homosexuality is impure, degrading, unnatural and indecent. He says those who engage in it will receive in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
I, for one have had my fill of these elitist and intelligentsia types in high places ramming this disgusting abomination in the eyes of God down my throat. This includes the clown in the White House who endorsed this degenerate behavior to get re-elected. He doesn't even care that he's teaching his young children that it is alright to be in defiance of God's laws and statutes.
The simple truth, not my truth, but God's truth, is that the holy institution of marriage was created by God to be between one man and one woman. Period. This being the truth, any homosexual who thinks they are married or hopes to be married is in absolute rebellion and defiance against God. You are not, nor will you ever be, married. This is because the laws of man have never nor will they ever take precedence over the laws of God. The best you will ever do is simply have a piece of paper signed by some idiot who thinks they know more than God, which allows you to play house in defiance and rebellion against God.
One of the best friends I ever had was a homosexual young man who accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and turned away from the practice of homosexuality and became a new creature in Christ. He tragically died of AIDS at 27 years of age. We all have to pay the consequences of our sins in one way or another. He is in Heaven now with Jesus and I look forward to seeing him again one day.
To anyone who supports the practice of homosexuality and/or the lie of homosexual marriage I say this, the Bible says in Philippians 2:9, 10 and 11 that one day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. That includes Obama, that includes Mr. Hall, and that includes you. Rethink your position now. Accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord before it's too late. In regards to salvation in Jesus Christ you can never be too young, you can never be too old, but tragically you can be too late. Don't be too late.
To all people like me who believe in the God of the Bible, it's time to stop putting up with all this unadulterated trash. Speak out against it in no uncertain terms. If it offends people, good, they need offended. Maybe they will rethink their position on this matter. Do it for yourself. Do it for your children. Do it for your grandchildren. And do it for our culture and our nation. Most of all do it for God who loved the world so much that he gave his only begotten son, Jesus, who died for all of our sins so we could be with him in heaven forever.
Mark A. Turns Sr.