Editor fails to check Bible passages

Editor-in-Chief Garrecht:

In your editorial "Some thoughts on love" (Oct. 5), you gave an argument in defense of homosexuality. As support you used the claim that "every minister I've talked to says that nowhere in the Bible does it say that homosexuality is wrong or a sin." I would strongly suggest you look at these passages taken directly from the pages of Scripture (Holy Bible, New International Version):

1 Corinthians 6:9,10 Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Romans 1:21, 24-27 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened . Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

Or perhaps you would like to do some research for yourself. I would recommend the following verses: Genesis 19: 1-11; Judges 19: 22-25, Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20: 13 and 1 Timothy 1: 9-10.

My point is this: When presenting statements as evidence, please try and go directly to the source, instead of relying on second-hand information (I thought this was a good rule in good journalism. Or is that why the UA is eliminating the program?), especially when dealing with a topic that many feel so strongly about. As editor-in-chief, I would hope that in the future you would be a positive example to the rest of your staff by going the extra mile instead of taking unreliable shortcuts.

Quite sincerely,

Scott P. Terrell

Undeclared Sophomore

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