Some people really love to quote the Old Testament - all that violent language, all that judging of others. What better way is there to build up your own credits ("I'm on the right side.") while you make clear that someone else is the object of that good Old Testament wrath.
No sneaky, back-handed moves here, no subtle, politically correct language; just straight-out Old Testament attack.
To quote from a recent letter-to-the-editor: "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination, they shall surely be put to death, their blood be upon them."
I have a granddaughter who happens to be homosexual. She's a very sweet person, and our whole family loves her dearly. She also happens to be married to a woman. They've been together for years. I think they went to Vermont to get married.
So, shall they "surely be put to death, their blood be upon them"?
My granddaughter is a model citizen: college educated, with a good steady job, nice house in a nice residential section, friendly with her neighbors just generally a decent person.
"Surely be put to death"? According to a recent letter, that's the inerrant word of God.
Oh, but didn't Jesus say, "Judge not, lest ye be judged"?
L. P. McGovern