CENTRE DAILY TIMES
Is Cause For Good Or Evil?
America is a country which supports the underdog, and this is good. What is troublesome is that we don’t seem to be clarifying whether his cause is good or evil. It is interesting to note the adjectives used by those supporting this recent cause: enlightened, educated, intellectual, 20th century, etc. These words describe the writer, our community and the writer’s cause. All who disagree are uneducated, unenlightened, etc. The word Christian is added, so any stand against the cause makes one unchristian.
The Christian Bible speaks on the issue of homosexuality. (Romans 1:27) “The men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, committing shameful acts with men, receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their errors.” I Cor. 1:9-10 states “Do not be deceived, neither the immoral nor idolators nor adulterers nor homosexuals will inherit the kingdom of God.” However, Christianity teaches sin can be forgiven, and that power is given to overcome it. The next verse, 11, says, “And such were (past) some of you, but you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ…”
Healing can come only to those who know they are sick and want to be well. HOPS wants to convince us that homosexuality is neither sick or abnormal. If the member really believes this, he’ll not seek healing, and will have no moral reason not to encourage others (perhaps school children), to join him in this “wholesome” activity.
When my five-year-old son and his friend were approached by a “big boy” and told to perform a homosexual act practically in their back yard, I was concerned. When the PTA was informed by the police that calls concerning sexual approaches have increased 400 per cent in a two year period (1969-71) I was alarmed. When I am told to accept this behavior as normal, I am terrified!
Love compels me to accept the homosexual as a person, to want to see him employed and helped. It does not compel me to sacrifice my children to him on a day-to-day basis in a classroom. A teacher teaches much more by what he is than what he says concerning subject matter.
MRS. GLORIA S. LEHR
State College, Pa.