Here following are a selection from among the letters to the editor of Episcopal Life. They are impressive. Read all of them here.
This is in response to George J. MacCormack’s letter in the April 2005 issue. Mr. MacCormack misrepresents Jesus. Jesus never once mentioned the word homosexuality in the Bible or in any way broached the topic of same-sex affiliations. If Jesus thought correcting gays was such an important thing to do, he sure forgot to tell the rest of the world.
As a former men’s prison counselor, one thing I have found to be true is this: Those people who vocalize their disapproval of gays the most are those who themselves have had sexual experiences with their same gender and have never been able to accept it. They project their self-conflicted hatred onto gays.
According to the Kinsey report, over half of all men have had some same-gender sexual contact. No wonder there is so much disgust regarding gays. So many people hate themselves and merely find peace when they attack others.
Using the guise of “helping” or “correcting” others while condemning gays is actually anti-Christ like. Jesus was pretty clear about not judging others (Matt. 7:1). Most healthy people who are secure about their own sexuality do not have time, energy or interest in “correcting” gays.
Edna Mae Whitney