To the editor:
This letter is written in response to Carl Burkhead's letter which appeared in the Public Forum on April 30. Since Mr. Burkhead finds "cherry picking" from the Bible as a valid strategy for supporting his moral agenda (homophobia), I would suggest he look into several other biblical verses for further inspiration.
For example: "People who have flat noses, or are blind or lame, cannot go to an altar of God." (Leviticus 21:17-18); "If you find out a city worships a different god, destroy the city and kill all of its inhabitants ... even the animals." (Deuteronomy 13:12-15); "Any person who curseth his mother or father, must be killed." (Leviticus 20:9); "If a man cheats on his wife, or vise versa, both the man and the woman must die." (Leviticus 20:10); "Anyone who curses or blasphemes God, should be stoned to death by the community." (Leviticus 24: 14-16); "Kill anyone with a different religion." (Deuteronomy 17:2-7).
This is just a sampling of what the Bible tells us. Obviously, it would appear to be unwise today, to utilize the Bible to guide us in our moral, social and judicial laws.