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Selective quoting of Bible is cynical

Andrew Campbell (Write Back, Nov 24) argues that if there were a single verse in the Bible against being homosexual and Christian he would close his organisation, Faith and Pride. Then, with some dubious argument, he dismisses 1 Cor 6:9-10 concluding with "what Christ said on the matter in Mat 25".

His final remark suggests not seriousness but cynicism. Why else would he choose a passage wholly unrelated to the subject? That is the material point, of course. To create a fog as a pretence there is nothing at all. Meanwhile, he ignores a whole raft of passages, all of which condemn the practice. Why the silence?

As for Christ's own view on marriage, why ignore what he actually said on the subject in Mat 19:3-6 wherein he affirms the original construction of humanity and the institution of marriage as between a man and a woman?

THE REV E T KIRKLAND

Ballyclare

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