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A Letter to Louise, Part 4

Back to Part 1 Back to Part 2 Back to Part 3 (3) Nothing should ever be taken out of its whole context. Dr. Dana says, “No single sentence or verse should ever be interpreted independent of its logical connections. Interpretation should deal with whole

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A Letter to Louise, Part 3

Back to Part 1 Back to Part 2 Nine. Full acceptance by society, including the blessings and legality of marriage should be extended to gays and lesbians in the same way it is extended to others. Louise, if it is moral as well as psychologically

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A Letter to Louise, Part 2

Back to Part 1 In the summer of 1998 fundamentalist Christian organizations, fearful of the consideration by some states of recognizing same-gender marriage, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on ads in major newspapers telling the nation that gays and lesbians are “sick” and “sinful,”

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A Letter to Louise: References

1-1 Helmut Thielicke, The Ethics of Sex, 283-4 1-2 APA News Release No. 98-56, December 14, 1998 1-3 Quoted by Ellen Herman, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Homosexuality, 33 2-1 Jeffrey S. Siker, “Homosexual Christians, the Bible and Gentile Inclusion: Confessions of a Repenting Heterosexist” in Jeffrey

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A Letter to Louise, Part 5

Back to Part 1 Back to Part 2 Back to Part 3 Back to Part 4 THE NEW TESTAMENT In the New Testament there are three passages to consider. Romans 1:21, 26, 27 Revised Standard Version 21 for although they knew God they did not

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

A Letter to Louise

INTRODUCTION I have been asked if Louise is real. Yes, and this was a real letter to her. Shortly after I had gone to my first pastorate out of the seminary, Louise invited my wife, Anna Marie, and me to have Sunday dinner with her