nvdaily.com link to home page

Traffic | Weather | Mobile Edition
      Archives | Subscribe

Opinion arrow Letters to the Editor

| 0

Letter to the Editor: Church is just following the Bible


Editor:

I had to chuckle at Gene Rigelon's letter to the editor that appeared in the paper on July 19.

He questioned Terry Keaton's honesty regarding Keaton's church withdrawing support for the Boy Scouts, as a result of the Boy Scouts changing their policies regarding homosexual participation in the organization! Policies, by the way, that had been in place for more than 100 years!

What I found funny was this outspoken atheist questioning anyone's honesty!(Wouldn't that require some sort of a moral standard?) I read Keaton's letter and thought it was very honest, truthful and sad, sad for the boys of Crew 247 and their leaders, who will now have to find another location to meet as a result of the Scout's lowering of their standards.

Rigelon also gave a definition of "homophobia" that doesn't seem to line up with other "phobias" as defined by the American Psychiatric Association's definition, which in part describes a "phobia" as an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation.

Keaton doesn't appear to be a "homophobe." It seems he and his church are merely following the Bible regarding its teaching on the "sin" of homosexuality.

G.A. Settle, Front Royal, Va


Comments

Comments that are posted represent the opinion of the commenter and not the Northern Virginia Daily/nvdaily.com. View our comments/submisssions policy. Report abuse by clicking the X next to the comment.










Opinion Sections

Editorial Cartoons Editorials Guest Commentary Letters to the Editor Linda Ash Reader Commentary Syndicated Columnists






News | Sports | Business | Lifestyle | Obituaries | Opinion | Multimedia| Entertainment | Classifieds
Contact Us | NIE | Place a Classified | Privacy Policy | Comments/Submissions Policy | Subscribe

Copyright © The Northern Virginia Daily | nvdaily.com | 152 N. Holliday St., Strasburg, Va. 22657 | (800) 296-5137

nvdaily.com
2013 Virginia Press Association Sweepstakes Winner
The Best Small Daily Newspaper in Virginia!


nvdaily.com | seeshenandoah.com