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Saturday, July 13, 2013
There can be nothing new to a creator God
The headline on your July 1 front-page news story on gays was apt: “Religious gays are making an impact.”
I am sure religious gays are making an impact on religions of all kinds. However, when it comes to Christianity, no one makes an impact on God’s church; God’s church makes an impact on them. It is obvious the church has not made an impact on those people who call themselves gay.
It is sad they see their particular sin as somehow different from other sins outlined in the word of God.
According to the article, the argument indicates Christians believe God blesses same-sex relationships because Bible verses cited to condemn homosexuality do not reflect advances in knowledge about same-sex attraction.
This statement is an affront to the sovereignty of God. It minimizes God’s authority, subjugating it to the will of man — suggesting no belief in the word of God or the God of the word. To think knowledge about human attractions is new to a creator God is to make him no God at all.
If a person chooses to be gay, that is a sexual preference, and God does have something to say about it to those who will listen.
Richmond, Roanoke — what’s different?
I read with interest your July 9 editorial “The governor is not overpaid.”
You compare the salary of Virginia’s governor with those of others in similar positions and note that the office would be reserved for the wealthy if it were underpaid.
When I recently made exactly the same observations regarding salaries for members of Roanoke City Council, you summarily dismissed the former as irrelevant and the latter as something Roanokers just won’t buy.
I hope someone can explain why ideas that are so logical in Richmond don’t make any sense in Roanoke.
Roanoke City Councilman
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