April 25, 2019
Letter

Bible on same-sex

In regard to your front-page story, “Clergy back same-sex marriage,” I don’t understand how clergy, who are supposed to be living by the word of God, can say that people are denied the most basic right to marry and form a family with the person of choice.

Do these clergy believe in the Bible, or choose to interpret the Bible the way they want? If you are Christian and own a Bible, go to the third book Leviticus 18:22, which says, “You shall not be with a male as with a woman, such a thing is an abomination.” This was from my family Bible printed in 1950. My New American Bible printed in 1986 says the same. My Bible “The Way” printed in 1972 is a little more bold, same chapter and verse: “Homosexuality is absolutely forbidden, for it is an enormous sin.” So is the Bible wrong or what?

I hope the state has the good sense to not amend the constitution. There is supposed to be a separation between church and state, so keep it that way. I do not condemn homosexuals personally, I pray for them as I do for all sinners including myself, for the Bible says “He who is without sin cast the first stone.”

Linda Oliver

Millinocket


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