From: John Rupkey
Dennis Hudson tries to refute my letters by writing about homosexuals. But I never wrote about homosexuals. I wrote about gay people.
Biblical writers, like everyone else at the time, believed that all people were created straight. Some condemned straight people having sex with their own gender because this was considered unnatural — contrary to the way God created them. This belief persisted down through the centuries. Early in the 20th century people started to refer to these people using the word “homosexual.”
Gay people are people who are created by God in such a way that they fall in love only with members of their own gender. It wasn’t until the second half of the 20th century that we began to understand that God made this condition permanent. This is the way God wants it.
Biblical writers never wrote anything about gay people, because they couldn’t write about that which they didn’t know existed.
Mr. Hudson concluded by writing about what you have to believe and about accepting Jesus as your Savior. Like a good Constantine Christian, he totally ignored Jesus’ teachings. If anyone wants to know how to treat gay people in the 21st century, I suggest they try to get beyond the Old Testament and Paul the Roman, and learn from Jesus.
Teaching gay people to reject the love they experience as Mr. Hudson implies is an act of hate — not love. It is a rejection of Jesus, who taught the following: “I give you a new commandment: Love one another,” (John 13:34).