To the Editor:
Douglass Wright (LCN 12/11) tries to defend his advocacy for homosexual marriage. He says that homosexual marriage would allow these couples to pick up each other’s records and make certain decisions for each other, which married couples are able to do.
When my wife died, my daughter and I went to a lawyer and obtained for her a power of attorney and the power to be the executor of my estate. This could be true to any extent and to any mixture of partnerships. Otherwise, what good are privacy laws?
In Genesis 2:23,24, God defines marriage as a union between what marriage is, and the way it is stated at many weddings: “From the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife; and they two shall be one flesh”. Could the statement of what a marriage is be any clearer?
A few years ago, a man and his dog were pictured in the Kennebec Journal standing by the Capitol in Augusta. He was lobbying to marry his dog. This is no more ridiculous than the marriage of two men or two women. Both of these sexual unions are cursed by God in Lev. 18:22 and in other places in the Bible. One of the objects of marriage is to conceive and multiply.
The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was clearly homosexuality. The angels came as men (Gen. 18:2). The men of Sodom wanted to get inside Lot’s house to “know” them. This is the same use of “know” as when Adam knew Eve and she conceived. Lot said this “know” was wicked. The angels had to blind the men of Sodom to stop their advances.
The practice of homosexuality is condemned in many places in the Bible. One notable place is Romans 1:26-32. However Paul, under God’s inspiration (I Cor. 6:11) records that some of these people became saved after confessing their sin, repenting, and asking forgiveness in the name of Jesus and by the spirit of God.
Albert R. Boyington