Letter: Prouder of NC after amendment

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Regarding the recent letter on evil blooming bigots in North Carolina: If North Carolina is such a bad place for all kinds of people to live, perhaps one should consider relocating to a more favorable climate. Say, the West Coast. Maybe San Francisco. Judging by the letter, the writer would most likely be more in their comfort zone there.

When the writer quoted Dr. Martin L. King as saying, “Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.” I really couldn’t see a Baptist minister condoning same-sex marriage. I am glad to call North Carolina my home and Amendment One gives me another reason to be a proud blooming Bible-believing resident.

MARILYN W. JONESSFlbElizabeth City



All the high and mighty who voted for this hateful amendment and are screaming about the bible are just hypocrites. Why do you cherry pick? What about divorce? That is a big no-no in the Bible. Why not campaign for an amendment against divorce? Oh, yeah that might actually inconvenience you. Ironically, the states with the lowest rate of divorce are in all those heathenish Northern states. The highest rate, well that's right here in the good ol' church-loving, Bible-thumping, Amen-shouting Bible belt! Where else, with all those shotgun weddings, get married young, divorce often lifestyles. If you don't actually believe in what your book says, then why should I?

We don't justify bad behavior

by pointing to other bad behavior. AM1 does not violate the 14th ammendment until the Supreme Court says it does. The Bible does not condemn interracial marriage. The only marriage condemned is the godly to the ungodly. While we're at it the Bible also condemns involuntary servitude but does not condemn voluntary servitude. Those using the Bible to advocate involuntary servitude were misusing Scripture. Many of the Biblical examples were indentured.

I doubt it

I highly doubt that Dr. King would have been against gay rights/marriage. His late wife, Coretta Scott King, was a vocal supporter of gay marriage. As was Ms. Loving, who was part of the Loving v. Virginia case. But putting that aside, you don't seem to grasp that our Bill of Rights is designed to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority. Passage of amendment one is a perfect example of tyranny. Had interracial marriage come up for a popular vote in the early 60's, it would have lost. Had we left it up to the states, there would still be states in our great country that ban interracial marriage. Your religious beliefs are open to WIDE interpretation. What do you say to all the Christians who support gay marriage? Do you just know better than they do. Is their interpretation the wrong one? Is it only you who has it all figured out? We are a country that is governed by secular laws based on a secular constituion (read it, I dare you!)and the majority has no right to dictate the civil rights of the minority. Could you even begin to place yourself in someone else's shoes? Do you have any friends in the GLBT community? How would you feel if the majority decided what personal rights you couldn't have? What if your marriage was only recognized in six states? History will look very poorly on people such as yourself.

your pride is a sin

Judging from the snideness of your letter I gather your faith is weak. You don't quite get the point of Jesus, do you?

Better a weak faith than a weak mind!

Try reading in the Bible in Lev. 18:22 and Lev. 20:13 to get the point of Jesus...


sorry Trimman77 but those two sentences in Leviticus were in the old testement. Why would there be a need for NEW TESTEMENT if it wasn't a revolution of thinking from the old? We can flex our mental muscles, but you'll have to do better than that.

How little you know the Bible

The whole Bible is the words of Christ. Sin is just as bad in the NT as it is in the OT and the penalty is the same. The difference is that under the New Covenant we live in the age of grace with forgiveness because of the Cross. Sin is still sin and as bad as it ever was but the Sacrifice of the Cross allows forgiveness rather than the death penalty because the penalty has been paid. Now rejecting the gift of the sacrifice will invoke the spiritual death penalty.

And you can't say that

And you can't say that homosexuals haven't accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and therefore are just as spiritually safe as you. If that's how you interpret the relationship between the two books then why would sin matter at all if accepting Jesus saves you? You can't pretend to know what level of sin matters if we're all sinners. You can't judge for Jesus who's sin is worse.

And such were some of you

But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Cor 6:11. Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Rom 6:1,2 Rom 1, 1 Cor 6:9 NKJV

that doesn't clarify anything

that doesn't clarify anything toward what i stated, that you can't decide for Jesus whose sins are worse. Also those passages don't clarify that continued sin once saved is damning. by the way, another federal court judge panel ruled the Defense of Marriage act unconstitutional. the panel consisted of two republican appointed judges and one democrat.

It is written

It is written.

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