There Is No Longer Gay or Straight?

The cover of the July 19, 1993, issue clearly identifies the gay-rights activists as the creators of a climate of hate. The testimony of a marine officer who is the father of a gay son indicated clearly that there was so much hatred of gays in the military that he feared for his son’s life if accepted in the military. The hatred is clearly on all sides.

Stanton L. Jones’s article, “The Loving Opposition,” is less biased than your cover, but does not define what “the high view of Scripture” is that he holds. Is human slavery justified in “the high view of Scripture”?

If slavery has been superseded by grace, cannot also rejection of homosexuality (which may be as much a matter of birth as the color of our skin)? Is it really impossible that Galatians 3:28 (“There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female: for all of you are one in Christ Jesus”) could also refer to gays and lesbians?

B. David Hostetter

Wolcott, N.Y.

I have just finished reading the July 19, 1993, articles regarding homosexuality. As a former homosexual, it greatly distresses me that no one seems to be proclaiming the fundamental message of the gospel—freedom from sin! Christ died to set us free from the bondage of sin, so why are we arguing the interpretation of biblical passages pertaining to the wrongness of homosexuality when we should be focusing on the Scriptures in which God promises to set us free from sin, whatever form it may take?

My heart is heavily burdened for those still struggling with homosexuality, because I know they can be free from that bondage, and God knows they can be free.

Name withheld

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