The following is in response to Larry Phillip’s Opinion column, “No Matter What Movies Say, Gay is Still Gay” published on Leader & Times Online.
What exactly are “traditional Christian values?” Are they to judge and devalue others? That doesn’t sound quite right to me. And how much of Christianity revolves around sexuality and sexual behavior? It seems to me that some are very focused on it. But what does Jesus say about sex? In the Bible, He talks about divorce and adultery (Matt. 5: 27-28, Mark 10: 11-12, Luke 16:18) and we know He frowns upon those things. Jesus also talked about lusting after others so be careful with the temptations (Matt. 5: 27-28). Outside of those things . . . well, there isn’t much else. That isn’t to say that Jesus would or wouldn’t be alright with homosexuality (given when and where he came of age, he probably wouldn’t be). But his teachings tell us nothing on the subject.