To the Editor,
I would like to respond to a letter from, Katie Lewis, who unfortunately shares my name, that was published on Nov. 20 in The Robesonian. Ms. Lewis erroneously quoted the Bible. In addition, she blatantly ignored the actual political platform of Romney, equating him with the second Bush administration.
Ms. Lewis is correct when she refers to the Biblical command that Christians are not to judge others. There are many places that this command can be found, one of them being James 2 in which Paul reiterates the unrighteousness of one imperfect human being judging another imperfect human being. In this very same chapter, God’s ultimate authority as judge is also established.
That said, I would like to share a few scriptures where God clearly declares his stance on homosexual unions: Gen. 19:4, Lev. 18:22 and 20:13, Rom. 1:20-27, 1 Cor. 6:9-10, Mark 7:21-23. As can be seen, throughout the Old and New Testaments, there is an unambiguous and universal assertion that homosexuality is not God’s plan for humanity.
In effect there has been an overall cheapening of the marriage institution for the sake of a small percentage. People simply don’t believe in it anymore. This degradation is even emphasized by the increasing number of children born out of wedlock. Christians don’t judge, but they do hold those accountable who choose to partake in these activities that have already been condemned not only by God, but by confirmed sociological studies.
Furthermore, responses such as “I don’t want to impose my personal beliefs on others” are a coward mentality and make a mockery of the American democracy. I applaud those persons who do not accept such a political position. Whether we like it or not, someone’s personal beliefs will be imposed, and if we choose to remain silent because we don’t want to “impose,” we may just end up with a system that we don’t like.
Katie R. Lewis