To The Herald-Whig:
As a local pastor, our congregation has been very troubled by the welcome mat being spread out for the "Queer Eye" staff and program to Quincy, especially with the public school system and our kids.
There are churches on almost every corner of our city, with a biblical history and heritage that stand for the very purpose of honoring God and redeeming our lives from personal and corporate corruption and death. Yes, I know that all of the churches have different positions and beliefs, and I can't speak for them all. But I do speak for those who believe that we're born in sin and have need of salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
According to the Bible, the homosexual lifestyle is just like any other sexually immoral lifestyle (sexual relations outside of marriage), which is condemned by God (Romans 1:24-32, Leviticus 18: 20-25, Ephesians 4:17-24, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11), with a call for repentance. Yes, He loves all of us, but He doesn't accept all of our lifestyles and behaviors. Just like a parent and their children. Parents may love their children, but it doesn't mean that they love what they're doing.
I believe we're doing our children, our families and our community a huge disservice by welcoming and entertaining a lifestyle that is contrary to the revelation of God in the Bible, which actually built our community and nation.
God has not changed, and His word has not changed, and the further we allow ourselves to drift from His truth, the greater darkness we will be walking in. What are we teaching our children?
Pastor Gary Wallace
River of Life Church