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  • Yesterday, Representative Andy Gipson of Mississippi, a Republican, posted several 'biblical' statements in defense of legislation against gays, adding from Leviticus a passage that suggests gay men should be put to death for their sexual behavior.

    I want to go on record as saying this man and his constituents who are ignorant enough to believe him and his hateful rhetoric does not speak for Bible Believing Christians.

    Anyone who claims to be a Christian cannot, in good conscience, disregard the blood of Jesus Christ as the power to forgive all sins. The judgments of Leviticus may well be in effect. But they cannot be taken out of context. And this is exactly what Rep. Gipson has done.

    In the book of Matthew, chapter seven, beginning the last part of what we Christians call the "Sermon on the Mount", Jesus is very specific.

    "Judge not, that ye not be judged. For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but has not considerest the beam that is in thine own eye? Or wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye." - Matthew 7:1-5 [KJV]

    If all that Elizabethan English is too complicated for you, let me put it to you in more modern terms.

    "Mind your own business and leave the judging to GOD!"

    I will not be condescending and say I have a good many Gay friends....I don't. I do have a couple of Gay friends and I try to be supportive of their rights as Americans. I believe Gay people living in the United States of America are entitled to equal protection under the law and should be free to pursue happiness in any way that does not interfere with the rights of others. I was the senior adviser and press secretary for a Gay candidate for congress here in Illinois. I believed and still believe he would have been a good representative for the people of his district. His orientation did not add or detract from that.

    Representative Gipson, stick to politics, cause you suck at interpreting the Bible. And if you are going to use the term "Christian", please be a little more specific about the church you attend. I want to include you and your entire hate-mongering congregation in my prayers. God knows, you need them.

    ~Fred~
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