Re: Do non-U.S. Christians say "God Bless America?"

From: Sondra Brasile (sbrasile@hotmail.com)
Date: Thu May 29 2003 - 10:50:23 EDT

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    Don,

    So what part about the word "abomination" are you not grasping?

    Sondra

    >From: "Don Winterstein" <dfwinterstein@msn.com>
    >To: <RFaussette@aol.com>, <michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk>,
    ><wallyshoes@mindspring.com>, <jwburgeson@juno.com>
    >CC: <asa@calvin.edu>
    >Subject: Re: Do non-U.S. Christians say "God Bless America?"
    >Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 01:10:24 -0700
    >
    >
    >Rich Faussette wrote in part:
    >
    > >There is no such thing as a gay Christian.
    >
    >As a young man I agreed, because the homosexuals I knew were very
    >promiscuous, and the acts they engaged in seemed to epitomize perversion.
    >
    >Later I loosened up a bit, because I came to understand that married
    >heterosexuals commonly engage in analogous acts, and I was no longer so
    >sure they were perverse. Nothing in the Bible prohibits any kind of loving
    >physical interaction between man and wife.
    >
    >At present I'm looser yet, because I believe the law of love trumps any
    >individual law. Homosexuals I know now have lived in committed
    >relationships practically their whole adult lives. To me, commitment is
    >the important thing. The acts themselves may not be so perverse after all.
    > And I see no chance the world's population is in danger of falling to
    >zero any time soon. (Where I live a substantial drop is the stuff of
    >dreams.)
    >
    >Whether the state of being gay is genetic or not is kind of irrelevant when
    >gay people time and again claim their orientation is not within their power
    >to change. From what I've heard, they find heterosexual relationships as
    >personally repulsive as I find homosexual ones; I believe I have no control
    >over my feelings of repulsion, so I suspect they have no control over
    >theirs.
    >
    >So.I'd still rather the whole topic didn't exist, and I'm still not what
    >you'd call supportive, but I'm sympathetic and definitely question the
    >validity of Rich's assertion.
    >
    >Don
    >

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