Letter: Bible, history lessons are revealing

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Recently, several letters to the editor have vigorously stated that homosexuals should not be allowed to marry because it is the states’ duty to protect the sanctity of marriage since we are a nation founded on Christian principles.

“Well,” I said to myself, “what did Jesus say?” So I took down my Bible and reread every word Jesus spoke in the Book of Matthew. He not once condemned homosexuality. He did, however, repeatedly condemn adultery. He also very clearly stated that when people divorce and remarry, they are committing adultery. It is then obvious that if you believe your church and state should preserve the sanctity of marriage, divorced people should not be allowed to marry. In fairness, it should be noted that Jesus twice mentions the punishment delivered on Sodom and Gomorrah. However, the “H” word associated with these passages is not “homosexual,” it is “hypocrite.”

Additionally, if you are going to use ancient Greece and Rome as examples of empires falling because of moral corruption, you should realize that, even at its height, Greece would have been considered morally corrupt by modern standards. Rome only fell after it converted to Christianity.

N. Stanton Platt

Vancouver