Monday, November 10, 2008

From today's mail ...

Okay ... it's been a busy day in the All Saints Fields of the Lord ... LOTS of mail (as you might imagine!) which I'm trying to plow through before heading off to the CNN Studio to do a segment for Headline News (4:20 Pacific/7:20 Eastern) on Proposition 8 here in California in specific and Marriage Equality in general. (Tune in if you've got 4 minutes to spare! :)

In the meantime, here's a little "welcome to my world" in the mail box department:

I just read a CNN article in which Rev Ed Bacon was quoted as saying that the Church’s opposition to Gay Marriage was embarrassing. As a religious leader, Rev. Bacon should go back to his bible and read what the Inerrant Word of The Lord God of the Universe has to say on the matter. Throughout the scriptures homosexuality is SPECIFICALLY forbidden. It is not a civil rights issue. It is a specific moral issue that anyone versed in the Holy Word of God should not condone.

Please see the following portions of scripture. Jesus himself, while on earth spoke DIRECTLY against Homosexuality.

Please, before speaking about a subject, especially to a national who’s media is doing everything in its power to undermine the right teaching of the Word of God, Read the scripture, Pray and find out the Truth.

Genesis 2:19-25
Leviticus 18:22
Romans 1:26-27
1 Corinthians 6:8-10
1 Timothy 9-10

"Like Jesus said directly in Genesis" ... yep -- that's what we're up against.

On the other hand, mail is running about 3-to-1 in the supportive direction ... and notes like this make it all worth it:

Thank you for your public support of civil equality for gays.

I'm one of the 44,000 who married this summer, the first male couple in Humboldt County to marry. I've been with my man for fifteen years now. So much of the news these days is filled with anger and hate about this issue that I am frankly overwhelmed. It's hard not to feel as if every other person in California hates me. I read online that, during a protest this weekend in LA, a man who supported Prop 8 held up a sign that read, "God does not love you just as you are."

Christians like him are the reason I left the church.

I was angry for a long time. I'm not angry anymore, but I am weary. Gays complain often that they don't hear voices like yours, that they don't hear the church supporting them. I saw the article in the LA Times that mentioned you and I wanted you to know that I heard you.

La lucha continua -- The struggle continues! Onward and upward!


john said...

Interesting how all those Biblical authors who, some incorrectly believe, were taking dictation straight from God, managed to use a term - homosexuality - that was not to be coined for another 2000+ years, not to mention a relationship that was most likely inconceivable to them.

Maybe that explains why (as we all know) they wrote in early 17th Century English.

SCG said...

On letter #1: Oh, yawn. They really need to find some other verses in the Bible. Those are getting as worn out as Madonna pop songs.
On letter #2: Good! We need to start changing the face of "Christianity" for the LGBT populus. For too long it's been the hate mongers.

Jim said...

One wonders, what the response would be if you wrote the biblical illiterate and asked which verses he thought Jesus spoke, the ones that were ancient before he was born or the ones that were written decades after the resurrection by people who never met and never quoted him?

Nah. Never mind.



Bruce said...

"Inerrant Word of The Lord God of the Universe"

The ironic part is that I don't disagree that God's word is inerrant. I just seem to have a harder time than this guy finding God's Word amongst all the words. Nonetheless, I keep looking.

David |Dah • veed| said...

Jesus himself, while on earth spoke DIRECTLY against Homosexuality.

That must of fell out of my bible, I do not find it anywhere!

Maybe it is just in English versions?