Mindless bashing

This letter is in response to the April 22 letter from Andy Zwolski, and all the other hypocritical Bible thumpers who continue in their mindless gay bashing. I am so sick and tired of hearing about the “sin of homosexuality” that I feel compelled to write this letter. First of all, no one knows what causes one to be a homosexual, but it seems to me that it isn’t a conscious choice for them, but rather a natural inevitability. With all the persecution that they receive, what person would choose to be gay if they could help it?

As for the “sin” of it, I have always been taught that God loves EVERYONE, no matter who or what they are. Who are you to decide what is right? Who are you to presume to know the mind of God? Andy states that “we are called to at least point out when our neighbor is in sin.” We are ALL sinners, Andy. I have a few Bible quotes to add to your list. How about these: “Let the one among you who is without sin to cast the first stone” (John 8:7). “Stop judging, that you may not be judged” (Matthew 7:1). “Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?” (Luke 6:41). “You are boasting in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.” (James 4:16). The basic message of Jesus is that we should all love each other. Your lack of love is typical of the hypocrites who are the cause of all sorts of discrimination in this world. People like you twist the teachings of the Bible into the self-righteousness that keeps us all from becoming truly equal.

You may read your Bible, Andy, but you obviously do not take it to heart. Until you can follow Jesus’ message instead of mindlessly boasting your discrimination, people like me will enjoy dragging “Christians” like you through the mud.

Sue Berezewski