Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

January 31, 2014

Jan. 31, 2014: Letters to the editor

Kokomo Tribune

---- — God has said plainly homosexuality is sin

I believe there is a vast majority of voters in this state who are very eager to get to the polls and vote for the sanctity of marriage.

And when they do, marriage, as it was planned, designed and blessed by God himself to be between a man and a woman, will be upheld and honored.

In case you don’t know, let me tell you what marriage is not.

Marriage is not an agreement or contract or covenant between a man (or men) and another man (or men).

Marriage is not an agreement or contract or covenant between a woman (or women) and another woman (or women).

Marriage is not an agreement or contract or covenant between a man and two or more women or an animal or alien ... or fill in the blank with whatever your heart desires.

Now, let’s explain what marriage is.

Marriage is a covenant relationship between one man and one woman, joined by God himself. It’s a sacred union where God is the center of the relationship.

Now, isn’t that a great plan?

How do I know this? God himself told me. Yes, the creator and sustainer of the universe told me. How? Well he planned that too.

He had his word recorded and passed down through thousands of years so that all people could read it, accept it, and have a personal relationship with him. His plan even included saving us and giving us eternal life with him in heaven. He loves us so much that he sent his only son, Jesus Christ, to save us from our sins. Sins? Yes, sins.

Unfortunately, sin is a part of every human being that ever lived, and we all need forgiven.

So, how do I really know if I am sinning? Well, that’s real easy. If what I am doing does not make God pleased and does not align with his word, well, that’s sin.

Why am I going through all this? Because God has said plainly in his word that homosexuality is a sin.

So does that mean that as a Christian I am supposed to hate homosexuals? Absolutely not. We are to love all people as ourselves and love God first. God will judge in his time.

So does this mean that because a man and another man love each other and want to be married and treated the same way as heterosexual, married people, we should feel sorry for them in some way and endorse their lifestyle and desires for marriage? Absolutely not. This is turning upside down the very institution that God himself created.

I have a longtime friend who has chosen the homosexual life, my wife’s cousin is a practicing homosexual, my uncle who practiced homosexuality died of AIDS around 1989. Did I ever hate any of them?

No way. I do, however, hate their sin with a passion. Because I passionately love a God who can forgive anyone who turns from sin and follows him.

I challenge you to ask those who want to see the truth of what marriage really is and was designed to be and see what they say about gay marriage.

Dave Mohring


GOP has supported the president, right?

I am shocked the president of the United States would threaten to “go it alone” in his efforts to get this nation moving forward.

Congress has bent over backwards on countless occasions to support the president in matters such as immigration, establishing a workable budget, debt ceiling issues, taxation and health care, just to name a few. You name it, and the Republicans have been there to support our president.

I guess I just don’t understand Washington politics today.

Tom Richardson