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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 5. 1967.

Homosexuality a sin —Theologian wrong

Homosexuality a sin —Theologian wrong

Sirs,—Under the heading "Homosexuality not sinful — theolgian" you published an article by Professor Norman Pittenger, an American theologian, who denies that homosexuality is a sin. This article is a dangerous article because it will encourage those of your readers who are so inclined to indulge in this physical activity by giving them a false sense of "not sinning" as long as the activity is with mutual consent. The Bible is very emphatic that homosexuality is an abomination. In the book of Leviticus chapter 20 verse 13 in the Old Testament we read:

"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death: their blood shall be upon them."

And in the New Testament the letter to the Romans Chapter 1 reading from verse 18 to the end we are shown that homosexuality is a result of the turning away from God, "man professing themselves to be wise became fools" and so God gave them over to all the things listed in this chapter which are clearly sins, among them homosexuality (verse 27).

Verse 24 calls this activity unclean and in the book of the letter to the Ephesians we read in Chapter 5 verse 5 that no unclean person had any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

As a warning and a guide I would like you to publish this letter in your column.

J. Gregorius (Mrs.)