I want to respond to Billie Jones Stockton's letter concerning the support of same-sex marriages.
She suggests that Christians base their opinions concerning same-sex relationships on Gen. 2:24. This is not the bedrock text I look to for guidance on this matter. Lev. 18:22 says, "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable." It is clear that this text forbids same-sex practice, as does Rom. 1:18-32 and 1 Cor. 6:9-11. Listed in those who will not inherit the Kingdom of God are those who practice homosexuality. To participate in such practices, according to Scripture, is to willingly remove oneself from those who will inherit the Kingdom of God.
Stockton stated that, "Incorrect Biblical interpretations can lead to serious error." I couldn't agree more, but would also add that the omission of Scriptural truths because we don't agree with them will lead to a life lived in error. It also was stated that "to oppose same-sex marriage is to err by not doing what God through Christ wants us to do - to follow Christ's calling - choosing to love one another and to promote committed relationships between loving couples." Where in Scripture do we find the quote telling us to "promote committed relationships between loving couples"?