Should same-sex marriage be legalised?

Monday, November 05, 2018

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Dear Editor,

The question of whether same-sex marriages should be made legal is being strongly debated by the population.

Some say “yes”, and their reasoning is that homosexuals are people too, like everyone else, so we should not discriminate against them.

Others say “no”, because they say that the scriptures condemn that practice. They are right. Most of us know that God destroyed the city of Sodom mainly because of homosexuality. (Genesis 19: 4, 5, 13, 24, 28) And Romans 1: 26, 27 tells us that women with women in intimate relationships and men with men are not natural; they are contrary to nature.

Clearly, God does not approve of homosexuality.

Romans 1: 32 mentions that those who practise such, among other things, are “worthy of death”. But God is not saying we should kill lesbians or homosexuals. God, through Christ, is the judge to deal with them. (John 5:22)

Further, 1 Corinthians 6: 9, 10 says that homosexuals will not inherit God's kingdom. But if they change and live God's way, then God will forgive and accept them. Also, look at 1 Corinthians 6:11.

Like God, we still love lesbians and homosexuals as persons, but we rightly do not like the practice of homosexuality.

Respect God and his standards. Hence, we cannot support legalising same-sex marriages.

Kenneth Kayman

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