Letter: Jesus doesn’t hate gays


I hear all these Christians (i.e., Kellen Wilson) quoting Paul’s letters as proof that Jesus hates gays. For one, Paul was pretty much against all sexual behavior: He only accepted heterosexual sex within a marriage, and even then only to avoid promiscuity (1 Corinthians 7).

I daresay there are at least a few of you fundamentalists who are unmarried virgins, which I suppose means you’ll be burning in hell with the gays. By the way, if Dante’s right, hypocrites will be in the eighth level of hell.

In any case, Paul isn’t Jesus. He may have been a follower of Jesus, but his writings on sexuality are entirely his own. Nowhere in any of the Gospels does Jesus so much as mention homosexuals. The Gospels do, however, contain my favorite Bible passage, Matthew 6:5:

“When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen, I say to

you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door and pray to your father in secret.”

Maybe Wilson and the rest of you ought to spend a little less time trying to prove how much holier you are than us “liberals” and a little more time talking to the God you claim to know so much about.

Nick BernardSophomore, Political Science