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Newspaper, Boy Scouts took a big step backward

In response to your editorial, “Boy Scouts take one giant step forward,” (May 30), in my view they have taken a marathon leap backward, both this paper’s opinion and the Boy Scouts of America’s endorsement.

I am a former Cub Scout and Boy Scout from the 1960s. I also am a U.S. Marine Corps veteran that served honorably from 1969-73. I vote conservatively as a Republican and yes, I am a white male, 62 years of age.

But, above all, I am a born-again, Holy Spirit-filled Christian; a sinner saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ, my Lord and savior.

Now, according to the liberal/socialistic media, politicians and bureaucrats, I am now considered a terrorist to my country; greatly to be feared.

Your newpaper’s endorsement, along with the Boy Scouts of America National Council endorsement allowing homosexual youths to join the ranks of the Scouts, is insulting, disgusting and in-your-face revolting.

You claim that the Mormons, Methodists and Roman Catholic Church would continue to associate and support Boy Scouts as if that were a divine and holy sanction from God almighty.

You say that “our nation’s efforts to root out and eliminate discrimination and to foster tolerance are inspiring” which is so un-American considering our Judeau-Christian foundational heritage that it makes a person stop and ask the question, “Where has all the moral decency gone from our American society?”

With these kinds of endorsements and attitudes springing from the leftists and ungodly portions of our country, we are actually seeing the destruction and downfall of our great nation right before our very eyes.

Claiming to be a homosexual and having it force-fed to us by passing rules, laws and regulations in support of it is ludicrous.

There is no such thing as a homosexual gene, DNA molecule, cell or atom that makes one a homosexual.

It is a chosen way of life by people who think they are free to be and act like one.

Homosexuality doesn’t make you free. It enslaves you into perversion of thought and bodily actions.

God did not create nor design you for this kind of lifestyle. It is a lifestyle conceived and birthed in the mind and heart of Satan, right out of the pit of hell.

Now, you may call me homophobic, intolerant or any other name of your choosing.

Jesus Christ, my Lord and savior, has called me to preach and teach his truth. That I shall do.

If you have a problem with my anti-homosexuality stance, then I would advise you to take it up with God. He is the one who has set the standards for the way we should be living.

Here are a few biblical references for you to study and to reconsider your stance on homosexuality: Genesis 2:21-25, Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:18-32, I Corinthians 6:9-10, I Timothy 1:8-11.

God offers individuals who participate in this sinful lifestyle mercy, forgiveness and love. It is always available.

Here are a few biblical references concerning sin and getting right with God: John 3:1-21, John 10:1-10, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:6-8, I Corinthians 15:3-6, John 14:1-6, Romans 10:8-12.

Respectfully submitted and in God’s service to you,

Lloyd Ray Sparks is an Estacada resident.




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