Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It’s titled Evolution and its consequences. An icon below the headline takes you to the newspaper’s comments feature.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. We’ll use only his first name, which is John. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination,” Leviticus 18:22. Embracing the theory of evolution is one of the main reasons for the growing consensus of abominable same-sex marriages.
Whoa! That kind of marriage isn’t a subject we talk about here, but then, it’s never come up in this context. We’ve seen Darwin and his theory of evolution blamed for most of the evils in the world, but we don’t recall this claim before. Let’s see how John backs up his accusation:
Romans 1:18-23 speaks about people rejecting the existence of the creator that is revealed in the creation. This rejection and ingratitude causes men’s — and women’s — foolish hearts to be darkened, and they become fools who think they are wise. Romans 1:24-28 speaks about the fact that God gives them up and gives them over to a reprobate mind.
Okay, but where’s the sodomy? John explains:
The significance of this is in the fact that the thing to which God gives them up consists specifically of same-sex perversion: uncleanness through the lusts of their own hears [sic], to dishonor their own bodies between themselves, vile affections of lesbianism and male sodomy.
Oh. We didn’t know that. Then John quotes some local preacher:
Not only do people reject the truth of God’s written revelation in the Scriptures, they even reject his unwritten revelation in the creation. Rather than acknowledge the self-evident truth that the existence of a creation presupposes the existence of a creator, they embrace the theory of evolution and live as if there were no God who will judge them in the afterlife.
Ah yes, we embrace Darwin’s theory without regard to the Lake of Fire. The next excerpt seems to be a continuation of the preacher’s words:
When this happens, God gives them over to a reprobate mind, which leads to same-sex perversion. In a nutshell, the flood of sodomy is a judgment on the U.S. for its rejection of God’s revelation of himself.
Egad! John concludes with this dire warning:
Those who are in favor of same-sex marriages — clergy, also — are also of a reprobate mind and will be judged as such. “Turn or burn.”
We’re confused. Darwin didn’t publish his theory until 1859. Why was sodomy mentioned in the bible? Was it a prophecy of things to come? Anyway, dear reader, now you know where Darwin’s theory will lead you. It’s inevitable! Repent before it’s too late. You’ve been warned!
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