There was an article some time ago which basically said Christians should accept the homosexual lifestyle as an appropriate alternative lifestyle. Now there is a bill from the Senate making gays, bisexuals and transexuals a protected minority. Forcing Christians to accept the gay lifestyle is just as wrong as Christians forcing gays to accept the Christian lifestyle. You cannot infringe on my civil rights to promote someone else's. When America's laws contradict God's word you are forcing me to choose between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the United States.

When I worked in the Oak Lawn/Cedar Springs area of Dallas it was my Christian faith that showed me how to treat everyone with kindness and compassion even though I didn't approve of their lifestyle. It is the Bible that says "treat everyone the way you would like them to treat you."

To those gays that say God made me this way, I say, prove it. God gave man free will. He can choose any lifestyle he wants. I don't care whether it's a conscious decision or a subconscious decision. There is no evidence, scientific or otherwise that God makes gays. There is evidence that the gay lifestyle is destructive to many that live it: from HIV to AIDS to the suicide rate among gays. There is unquestionable Biblical evidence that God does not approve of that lifestyle. But it has been shown that the Christian lifestyle is beneficial to those who live it.

I have no objection to gays living together but as you can tell from the small minority who have married where it is legal to do so, most gays don't want that lifestyle. There are heterosexuals who live together outside matrimony. There is no reason gays cannot do so. Gays only want the right to marry to promote their lifestyle as legitimate.

To those Christians who just want to go along to get along. If you do not acknowledge God before men, Jesus said he would not acknowledge who before God. The Lord is patient and loving but He will not stand for men putting their laws above His laws. This has been proven throughout history.

Tom Moore

Dublin