Change to the ungodly

Friday, April 27, 2018

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Dear Editor,

In 1968, DSM-II (the American classification of mental disorders) listed homosexuality as a mental disorder. In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) asked all members attending its convention to vote on whether they believed homosexuality to be a mental disorder. Some 5,854 psychiatrists voted to remove homosexuality from the DSM, and 3,810 to retain it. The APA then compromised, removing homosexuality from the DSM but replacing it, in effect, with “sexual orientation disturbance” for people “in conflict with” their sexual orientation. Not until 1987 did homosexuality completely fall out of the DSM.

The reason I've decided to share this bit of information is quite simple. The laws, theories and policies of man will always be revised and changed based on man's intellect and opinion. However, in contrast, the standards of God remain the same and aren't subject to mankind's opinion.

This world is ever changing, and as the saying goes. The only thing constant is change. The question must be asked, though, is the change for better or worse?

A peaceful society is a good change, but one filled with war is change that no one hopes for. What kind of change do we want as a people?

A person who is a homosexual can be loved as a human being. They have the right to health care, education, being treated in a humane manner, and to be shown the love of Christ, etc. Nonetheless, the act of homosexuality is detestable and a perversion. What kind of change do you want?

To my fellow Jamaicans, decide today what kind of future we want for our children and our country. Will the ungodly be our masters?

To my Government, like Joshua, I say, “Choose you this day whom you will serve.”

Kenroy Edwards

Freedom Evangelical Association

kenroy.edwards1@gmail. com

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