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Why are those who are opposed to same-sex marriage and homosexuality labelled as hateful, intolerant bigots, no matter how respectfully their opposition is presented? Why is the gay rights movement so aggressively pushing for everything relating to so-called ‘LGBT rights’ be formally recognised and accepted by everyone throughout the country?

The answer to all these questions is simple. The Bible clearly records that everyone inherently knows that homosexuality is immoral and unnatural, and the only way to suppress this inherent knowledge is by normalising homosexuality and attacking any and all opposition to it. The best way to normalise homosexuality is, as is plainly illustrated in Romans 1:18-32, by placing it on an equal plane with what God declares as alone right, proper and normal.


The vehemence and anger expressed by many in the gay rights movement to any who oppose them is, in fact, an indication that they know their position is indefensible. Trying to overcome a weak position by raising your voice is the oldest trick in the debating book. There is perhaps no more accurate description of the modern gay rights agenda than Romans 1:30-31, ‘they are haters of God, despiteful, proud, inventors of evil things…without understanding, without natural affection, implacable (hard-hearted) and unmerciful.’


To give sanction to what the LGBT wants would be to give approval to their homosexual lifestyle, which the Bible clearly and consistently condemns as sinful. And every true and genuine Bible-believing, and Bible-honouring, Christian will always condemn what the Bible condemns, just as they will stand up and endeavour to defend every absolute truth of God’s Word which the Bible contains.


I wish to respectfully remind Ms Maclean that, yes, we might ‘evolve in our thinking’ on very many things but the Word of God never changes, or deviates from the truth. Despite her counterclaim, it also has the same ‘definite relevance for today’ as it had some 2, 000 years ago. Can I also point out that homophobia and bigotry are not Christian values, and no person who is truly following Christ would ever be homophobic or bigoted, in fact, just the opposite. They will seek to be kind, gracious, respectful to all LGBT people, and have a good conscience whenever they speak the ‘truth in love.’ If Ms Maclean wishes to call me a bigot, because I recognise homosexuality as a deviation from God’s ideal for humanity, she can be assured that I will not respond with any unsavoury sentiment.


If the truth were told, those in the LGBT community demonstrate a great deal more hatred and intolerance toward Christians and Christian belief than the other way around. If any true bigotry exists, it is much more prominent on the other side.


Whatever community we belong to, LGBT or otherwise, we are all sinners in need of a Saviour and have a great need that only Jesus Christ can meet. We thank God that whatever our sin, and however deep we may be in it, there is forgiveness and cleansing for us when we come, with heart repentance to Christ: ‘Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.’


Mr Donald J Morrison

85 Old Edinburgh Road



Letter:   “Not bigoted to oppose LGBT rights”  

8 March 2017




I am not surprised to see Janine M Maclean, in her letter of 5 March (No place for bigots) angry and bitter over what I said about Holyrood’s obsession with all that has an LGBT flavour.


In responding, I have a number of questions to firstly raise. If the Bible, history, psychology, and nature all argue that every practicing activity of the homosexual community is wrong, why is there such a controversy today?