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A Letter to Louise, Part 4

Read the rest of the series (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 sections, each section being considered from

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A Letter to Louise, Part 3

Read the rest of the series 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 needful —

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A Letter to Louise, Part 2

Read the rest of the series 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”

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A Letter to Louise: References

Read the rest of the series 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

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A Letter to Louise, Part 5

Read the rest of the series 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 honor him as God or give thanks to him… 26

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A Letter to Louise

Read the rest of the series 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