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Mar. 20, 2013 @ 01:40 PM

Hankins' views on gays not biblical

In Milt Hankins' recent article on the Boy Scouts of America, he attempted to discredit God's word about sin. After making several irrelevant claims to support his intolerance of the long-held Boy Scouts' position on morality and homosexuality, Hankins proved his illegitimacy as a Christian spokesman by saying, "having promiscuous sexual encounters" is compatible with being a "dedicated Christian" (notice the word 'dedicated'). He further stated "homosexuality is not a sin ... not even deviant behavior."

Although Hankins misapplies the term "biological diversity," human gender diversity will never change from God's original creation of male and female, and only marriage between a man and woman was blessed by God. (Genesis 2:22-25)

Hankins' views are nothing new in an increasingly atheistic culture, but his subtle attempt to speak for Christians as a former "Christian" pastor places him in special judgment by God according to Scripture. (James 3:1) Hankins clothes himself with religious guise while denying the clear word of God. I hope he pauses to consider the ramifications of his accountability to a holy God.

Jim Coy

Barboursville

Some never play the game of life

Some people are sidelined critical spectators in the ball game of life. Then there are those of us who are active participants in the game and on the field.

We are brave enough to put on the full uniform to go out and face the opposing team head on, while others shrink in the stands, satisfied to pitch their fully loaded balls of ugly play-by-play criticism.

Those smug losers thinking that they are star players living vicariously through the lives of the team on the field become pathetic paying patrons of deceit. While living tucked away in their comfortable stadium seats, they call all the plays as they see them, totally ignoring the umpire.

They never hit one ball, ran to one base or scored one point, yet they feel qualified to critique those who do.

As a player, I see them as, "It's one, two, three strikes and they're OUT" in the old ball game.

Barbara Lynn Spurlock

Ceredo

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