Giving gays attention is a double edged sword

Editor, This is just a quick response to your Sunny Ntayombya’s commentary (New Times 12/12/09) concerning the rather uncomfortable “homosexuality” problem, and gay clergymen and women. First, I want to reiterate that homosexuality is a capital offense in the Bible with a sentence of death by stoning (Leviticus 20:13). We are of course too “civilised” nowadays to carry out such barbaric sentences.
L-R : Bishop Gene Robinson. The first openly gay Anglican bishop;Opposed to gay clergy. Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini of Rwanda
L-R : Bishop Gene Robinson. The first openly gay Anglican bishop;Opposed to gay clergy. Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini of Rwanda

Editor,
 
This is just a quick response to your Sunny Ntayombya’s commentary (New Times 12/12/09) concerning the rather uncomfortable “homosexuality” problem, and gay clergymen and women. 

First, I want to reiterate that homosexuality is a capital offense in the Bible with a sentence of death by stoning (Leviticus 20:13). We are of course too “civilised” nowadays to carry out such barbaric sentences.

However this change of social attitudes should not be interpreted to mean that the God has also changed. 

Those who are attempting to fight homosexuality should learn from a pastor in my neighborhood who organized a demo against the opening of a pornographic shop at a local mall.

The faithful turned up with placards and speakers. They blocked the shop entrance and handed out brochures condemning the merchandise.

Unfortunately these zealots played right into the hands of reverse advertisement - merely helping the sales to skyrocket and ‘forcing” the shop owner to increase his stock.

Among the new customers were several church members , who crept into the offending shop after nightfall. This pastor lost the morality war on two fronts (at the street level and within his own congregation). He defeated himself with his own weapons. 

What is the lesson in this? The less focus given to such negative subjects the better.

Margaret Maringa

villamagome@verizon.net

 

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