Bible clearly condemns homosexuality
Re: May 14 letter, “Religion used as excuse to keep U.S. behind the times on same-sex marriage,” by Michal Hall.
Hall states that gay marriage is not a religious issue. For evangelical Christians, it is most certainly a religious issue.
The Bible condemns homosexuality as an immoral and unnatural sin. Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, all support that view.
Since both homosexual desires and actions are condemned in the Bible, it is clear that homosexuals marrying is not God’s will and is sinful.
In passages that contain instructions regarding marriage, such as 1 Corinthians 7: 2-16, and Ephesians 5:23-33, the Bible clearly identifies marriage as being between a man and a woman. Biblically speaking, marriage is the lifetime union of a man and a woman, primarily for building a family and providing a stable environment for that family.
To give sanction to gay marriage would be to give approval to the homosexual lifestyle - which the Bible clearly and consistently condemns as sinful.
Barry A. Cox