The Editor: After reading Dolores Flaskay’s letter to the editor in the July 15 Messenger, I feel I must reply. She seems to be saying that we homosexuals commit adultery when we express our love .
If so, this is a new, strange definition of the Sixth Commandment. God created me homosexual, so expressing my love for another man is certainly not adultery. Marriage is no longer just between a man and a woman as same-sex marriage has been legal in Canada for a number of years.
Then she goes on to mention the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Their destruction had nothing to do with homosexuality. The residents of Sodom were notorious for their wickedness. They had no consideration for the poor, nor for the passing strangers to whom they offered no hospitality. They would not even sell them food or water. These and many similar acts of cruelty by the residents of Sodom and their neighbours of Gomorrah had aroused God’s anger and so God decided to destroy them completely.
Lastly, she wants to use the spiritual works of mercy to show us the error of our ways. As stated above, God created me this way and God does not make mistakes. Since I was born homosexual, it would be a very cruel God who would tell me that I can’t love someone of my own sex.
Maybe she should listen to Pope Francis when he says, “Who am I to judge?” — Don McGuire, Dignity Regina