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SpeakOut 12/28

Monday, December 29, 2003

Call 471-6636

Sometimes it is said that the Bible does not record any words of Jesus about homosexuality, and therefore it must be acceptable to God. However, the Bible does not record sayings of Jesus about a number of other specific sins either. When people asked Jesus about marriage, He told them to remember what Genesis said about God's plan for marriage (Matthew 19:1-12). So, in this sense, Jesus did have something to say about homosexual partnerships. If people had asked Him, He would have told them to remember what God said about marriage in Genesis. God only blessed sex within the committed marriage relationship of a man and a woman. Some have tried to reinterpret what the Bible says, in an effort to approve homosexual relationships. For a reply to such efforts, read "Straight and Narrow" by Thomas Schmidt or "A Strong Delusion" by Joe Dallas. These books are available through most Christian bookstores or through Regeneration Books, P. O. Box 9830, Baltimore, MD 21284, telephone: (410) 661-4337.

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This is in reference to sexual preferences in the Dec. 19 paper. The caller asked if Jesus ever uttered a word about homosexuality. Evidently, the caller has never read the Bible because in Leviticus 18:22, it reads, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female. It is an abomination." If that's not clear enough, in I Corinthians 6:9-10, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived, neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor effeminate nor homosexuals nor thieves nor covetous nor drunkards nor revilers shall inherit the kingdom of God." If that's not clear enough, I don't know what else to do for them.

I am calling in response to the black woman who lives on County Line Road. I am sorry for the loss of your dog. I know the loss of a pet can have quite an emotional impact on a human being. But to stoop to the level that you did, saying that this was a racial act, I will not overlook. Uneducated statements and questions such as this adds fuel to the fire when it comes to racism and conflict. You have the option of where to reside, whether it be all white, all black or all green neighborhood. Just because you happen to be the lone lady of color in your neighborhood does not mean everybody there is out to get you. I have a question for you. Were there any implications of a hateful crime that could be tied to a racially ill-motivated act? If so, contact the police. But don't waste their time with your negative questions or comments about racism. I feel that the printing of such comments is a shame.


To the black woman who lives in the country, it's just part of living in the country. There will be dead animals out there. People dump dead animals, trash and I've even had someone dump a dead cow on my county road. That's just part of living in the country. You get used to people who live in town bringing their trash out and dumping it in the country.

I see Oprah on TV talking about these poor children in Africa that she is helping. I think that is wonderful. Why don't she talk about getting birth control to those people who have nothing better to do than make babies?

Here's one for Mr. Jensen. I read your Dec. 18 editorial about uninsured motorists. I have always wondered, if everybody is insured like you're supposed to be (it's the law in Missouri), why would you have to buy uninsured motorist liability? Is this a duplication? I don't understand it. Please explain it.

You are correct. It is the law for Missouri motorists to carry liability insurance. However, not everybody obeys the law. If you are involved in an automobile accident and the driver/vehicle at fault is not insured, you carry uninsured motorist coverage (which is also required by the state of Missouri) to cover expenses in the event you or a passenger in your vehicle is injured.

Someone told me that the announcer on the Price is Right, Rod Roddy, passed away. Is this true?

Yes. Robert Ray "Rod" Roddy, was born Sept. 18, 1937, and died Oct. 27, 2003, after suffering from colon and breast cancer.