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Jesus forgives sin but would vote no on Question 6

Dan Rodricks ("Same sex unions: What would Jesus do?" Oct. 25) ventured all over the map in trying to discredit the Christian view about homosexuality. First, he tried to imply that the Christian view is that homosexuals should be put to death. I don't know of any Christians who think homosexuals should be put to death. Although Dan was all over the map concerning Christianity, lets just stick to the subject, homosexuality and same-sex unions.

I don't know of a single major religion that condones sexual relations between two men or two women. Any sexual relationship outside of marriage, between a man and a woman, is forbidden. Jesus did not condone sin. To the woman who was brought to him that had been accused of adultery, he did not say that I approve of your sin. He said where are your accusers? She replied I have none sir. Then Jesus said neither do I accuse you, go your way and sin no more. The Jesus of the Bible would say to homosexuals, "I forgive you of the sins of your past now go your way and sin no more." We all have sins in our past for which we need forgiveness. So when we surrender our lives to Jesus, he forgives our past sins and commands us to forsake the lifestyle that we had been living.

Homosexuals who seek approval of their sin by our society through marriage have no intention of forsaking their sin and sinning no more. I don't need to judge them, but I do have a responsibility as a Christian and a voter to make my voice heard. Men have no right to equate the rights of homosexuals to the God-given rights of marriage between a man and a woman. God is the giver of all rights, not men.

James R. Cook, Joppa

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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