Good Samaritan Baptist Church Pastor Ed Rice
TO: Arthur Bellinzoni May 6, 2002
Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I was appalled to hear a retired religion professor speak out as a pro-homosexual who supports discrimination against the Boy Scouts. I am not sure which religion you are a professor of, but suggest you should site the ones which support sodomy prior to spouting off about it being acceptable normal behavior. In any religion which has the Holy Bible of Jehovah God as a source, sodomy is SIN. A religion professor should know that, and not pretend otherwise. When one is quoted as a religion professor in this way, he should have enough integrity to clarify that there are no religions which support his blasphemous opinions. Also, when you support HSBC's discrimination against the Boy Scouts because of their moral stand, don't be two faced, call it the discrimination that it is.
When being quoted as a religion professor, name the religions, that you profess, which condone sodomy over the moral exclusion of sodomites. If you find one, I know of none, make sure to clarify that Biblical Christianity certainly excludes the sodomite, calling them 'abusers of themselves with mankind', 'effeminate', and 'not inheriting the kingdom of God.' I know you don't believe the Bible, but that doesn't give you the right to twist what it says for your political correctness.
If you want to go march for the cause of sodomites don't use your title to imply that you have the support of any particular religion. Indeed you have a professional obligation to clarify that your opinions are outside all major religions, they all call sodomy a sin.
God hates sin, God loves sinners, but God still hates sin. We have changed to the 21st century but God never changes. Seems like a religion professor would know these things. In fact, he might even know something of the Gospel; the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ; the Gospel that saves sinners from the penalty of sin, the power of sin and eventually the very presence of sin; the Gospel that can save a sodomite and make him 'straight', straight with God, straight with sex; the Gospel that can save even an old reprobate 'religion professor'! Shame on you for your misrepresentation of religion, for your personal and erroneous cause.
cc Editor, Auburn Citizen, 25 Dill St. Auburn NY