In my opinion, a recent letter to the Record-Courier written by Frederick G. Walz about marriage was nothing more than parroting of right-wing, religious propaganda. Within his letter, Mr. Walz bares his narrow world view by citing both an article from The Family Research Council and a book in defense of heterosexual marriage. The article even promotes the myth that women are safer within the culture of marriage. According to the National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence, 3 to 4 million women in the United States are abused, mainly by their marriage partner. In addition, the writer says that he only believes in the "natural family," thereby admitting that he finds adoption unacceptable.
As a Christian, I choose to accept that each of us is wonderfully and beautifully made as God intended. Therefore, to dismiss the right of homosexuals to marry is to deny The Creator's gift of the fullness of His love and the right to share that love with ones intended. There is no God-created edict as to what marriage ought to be, but love is, was and always will be a consistent theme throughout all versions of religious scripture. Having received the gift of God's love, we must live into the following words as we learn to accept that gay marriage is no less than The Creator's call to be tolerant, respectful and loving toward each and every creature within His glorious realm:
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres." (1 Corinthians 13:4-13)
Christina L. Vaught, Kent
childofgod: radical progressive liberals cannot tolerate the thought of a being more powerful than themselves. They are consumed in self loathing. To this extent they cannot speak nor write in "civil" tones. They can only try to denegrate others becasue it somehow soothes their hatred of themselves.
childofgod, look the words hypocrite and self righteous up in the dictionary. Maybe after you learn what those words mean you will come to realize why sometimes I refer to you when I use those words. However I am sure that won't stop you from being one. Hypocrisy is a way life for some.
By the way, you still have egg on face. ;-)
Hi "taggr." I see you're talking about me again. I told you that I don't turn that way, so you're just going to have to find another guy. Sorry taggr, but I'm not interested. Oh, by the way, why are you still calling others names? Can't you think for yourself? Can't you be civil? Try it....you too can be a Child of God.
"Love God, and Love your neighbor as yourself" Unless you disagree with them right red? What a self-righteous hypocritical jerk! Like calling yourself childofgod and trying to pass judgement upon others. Hypocrites!
I see the deceitful copy and paste guy is back at it again. I knew he wouldn't stay under that rock long. I suppose we'll be hearing from his other personalities soon enough.
Man can do what he wants. He has the same choices as God gave Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. He told them to chose Life, but they didn't believe their Creator and decided for themselves what is right & wrong. They rejected Gods knowledge. We have the same choices. Believe Gods word and apply it in our everyday lives, or reject it. We are free moral agents.
But to say the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Great God of Israel approves of homosexual behavior is a LIE. God calls that type of behavior an abomination, punishable by death, if not repented of. Leviticus 20:13..If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
"No God-created definition of marriage"???
2 Timothy 3:16..All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Quote from Jesus on marriage: Matthew 19:4..And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them "male and female", V5. and said, For this "cause" shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? V6. Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
The Apostle Paul wrote the Love chapter 1 Corinthians 13 which Christina quoted. Paul also wrote the ANTI-GAY chapter in the book of Romans chapter 1.
Romans 1:24-32..Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the l*sts (passionate desires) of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: V.25 who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
V26. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: V27. and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their **** (passionate desires) one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. V28. And even as "they did not like to retain God in their knowledge", God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; V29. being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, V30. backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, V31. without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: V32. who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are "worthy of death", not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
The fate of those that don't want to follow Gods way of life is found in Revelation 20:11-15.. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. V.12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. V.13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and **** delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. V.14 And death and **** were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. V.15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire...
God Hates Sin...
You can water down the U.S. Constitution, but you cannot water down the Word of God
According to Hebrews13:8...Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Love God, and Love your neighbor as yourself.
No body's opinion is going to be changed based on either letter.
Christina, your God is my God. An ALL loving God.
Refreshing, non-judgemental, loving and respectful christian response. Thank you Christina