Thursday, 26 July 2007

Times: Sins and sexuality
Thursday, July 26, 2007 by Patrick Attard, Gzira.

Dave Bones's contribution, God Created Them Male And Female (July 21), quotes the Genesis and other verses of the Bible to show "God's dislike of homosexuals".

First of all, I hope Mr Bones isn't naive enough to believe that the world was created in a week. Secondly, homosexual acts are considered as grave sins against chastity by the Catholic Church since no child can be conceived during such an act. Similar sins, which fall in the same category, are the use of condoms and oral sex between heterosexual couples and masturbation. It is pointless to pick on five per cent of the population if more than 70 per cent are committing similar sins.

The most interesting case is when one person who has, even once in his life, committed the grave sin of masturbation who picks on gays. That would really be the ultimate case of the pot calling the kettle black.


God created them male and female 

Saturday, July 21, 2007 by Dave Bones, Grimsby, UK.

I feel I must correct the letters by John French and Clayton Mercieca on the subject of God and homosexuals.

Firstly, I refer to Mr French's letter. Yes, I agree God did create the human race but God created them male and female; not male and male or female and female. God's creation is in Genesis 1 vs. 27 with no exceptions.

Mr Mercieca, however, does not wish to read quotations with verses from the Bible about homosexuals but quotes the "Good News". The Good News Bible, Leviticus 18 vs. 22, says: "No man is to have sexual relations with another man". End of quotations, of which their are many more in the Bible about God's dislike of homosexuals. I have yet to find any quotations in the Bible of God's love for homosexuals.

Now, before the whole gay community thinks I am against them, I am not. I am pleased that they have some Christian values in their life, which Mr Mercieca puts to use. I have worked with homosexual colleagues and some of my customers were lesbians. I treat them exactly the same as anybody else with no prejudice to them, but I do draw the line when homosexual people try to use the Holy Bible to support their cause.

However, if they repent and turn fully to Jesus Christ then they will be forgiven, the Bible tells us so.