Dear Rhonda L…

@BigGayReverend If your happiness is condoning a sin, then he should be happy if we murder, practice witchcraft, etc. (Gal. 5:16) Sin is Sin

Dear Rhonda L,

I am so glad that you contacted me so that I may enlighten you to the Scripture which you speak of, Galations 5:16:

Galations 5:16
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Judging by your list of sins I assume that you are actually referring to Galations 5:19-21:

Galations 5:19-21

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,   20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,   21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told [you] in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Nowhere in this list of sins does it make mention of homosexuality. The acts of the flesh and lust that you are referring to are just that, lust. While some homosexuals do engage in lustful activities many heterosexuals do to. All instances of same-gender sex are not acts of lust just as all instances of opposite-gender sex are not either. Before you respond with the statement that “gays can’t procreate” I will have to ask, is it ok for barren people and the elderly to have sex? If your answer is yes then you are a hypocrite. Also, using this list as a moral guide, if you have ever been drunk you might as well have committed murder. Do you consider “looking out for number one” in business transactions to be admissible? If so you are a hypocrite once again because you have engaged in “selfish ambitions.”

It is important to note that of all of the sins listed, seventeen in all, none of them explicitly apply to homosexuality, and many of them are sins committed by all people, heterosexuals included, on a daily basis. Also, before quoting Scripture, please reference the proper Scripture.

-The Reverend