Letters to the Editor

'Biblical authority'

Rev. Gordon M. Kamai (letter Dec. 14) accuses liberal open and affirming Christians of no longer accepting the Bible's authority. As one of those thus accused, I beg to disagree.

From my reading, I can't find anything in the New Testament that directly and literally addresses homosexuality. Apparently it wasn't as big an issue in the 1st century as it is in the 21st.

Biblical justification for scorning homosexuals comes primarily from the Old Testament. Yet Jesus and Paul clearly wanted their followers to adhere to the spirit rather than the letter of the Old Testament laws. And Jesus just as clearly sided with persecuted societal outcasts. So there's your Biblical authority!

Susan Weikel-Morrison

Fresno

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