Letter: Insufferable beliefs
Re “The true ruling is in the Bible” (Rev. Brian Fuller, Monitor Opinion page,
You might remember Rev. Brian Fuller’s church, Trinity Baptist, as the one where in 1997 a 15-year-old girl who after being twice raped and impregnated by a church member was required to stand before the congregation asking for forgiveness for her pregnancy. Thirteen years later, when the police charged the man with rape, Fuller sent an email to congregants advising them to remain silent, according to the Associated Press.
Now he judges others for living a different lifestyle. Jesus said that only those who are without sin may throw the first stone at a sinner. Well, Mr. Fuller, you may not throw any stones as your hands are not clean, your soul is threadbare, and you are in need of forgiveness from your brothers and sisters in humanity.
It is not up to you to assign right and wrong to those who are gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, heterosexual or any other “ual!”
You used the term “homosexual” 11 times in your column. Does writing that term make you feel righteous? You wrote that nonheterosexuals are in the same category as liars, thieves, pornographers and those who are lazy, prideful and self-righteous. I notice you didn’t include sexual predators. Don’t use the Bible to back up your unkindness. It was written a long time ago, and times change. If Jesus came to earth today, do you think you would be invited to dinner? Nope, no way! He would be saddened by your behavior toward God’s children.
We cannot tell people whom to love, whom to marry, whom to be. We are all people, some gay, some not, some are even pastors. Mr. Fuller, keep your insufferable beliefs to yourself.
PAULA WATKINS JEWELL