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From the mid-1990's on through the mid 2000's I was a Homecare / Hospice RN. I loved it. There were bad days of course, but that happens with every job. For Hospice through the years I was assigned to visit males dying of AIDS. Their significant other (when in a gay relationship) was usually with them. One particular visit stands out in my memory. This patient's significant other was consumed with the new pajamas he had purchased for the patient. He brought home 3 sets . . different colors, etc. He wanted my opinion about which set his 'husband' would like. I finally had to give an answer verbally in order to move on with the visit. I was often informed of how they had been badly treated as well as problems when interacting with relatives. The visit ended well.

Let me ask you a question. Do you think I treated the same sex couple any differently from other couples I visited? Of course not! I treated them with the same respect as any other patient as well as their loved one. But I am supposed to, as a nurse, right? What about in church?

What? What about this scenario: if a same sex couple comes to your church . . would you welcome them or turn them away? Would you take away their opportunity to hear the gospel? (Romans 10:17).

What if they tell you that Jesus never talked about homosexuality even though it was prevalent in that time? What would you say? As a Christian, we are supposed to be ready to answer everyone who asks you to explain about the hope you have within you. (1 Peter 3:15)

In the Gospel of Luke chapter 24 you will find the Walk to Emmaus. Jesus walked alongside of them but God kept them from recognizing Him. They were extremely sad that Jesus had been killed. He called them foolish because they refused to believe all that the prophets had written in the Scriptures. Then Jesus quoted passages from the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining what all the Scriptures said about Himself.

When He joined them in the Upper Room, they were still doubting. Verse 44 He said, "When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about Me by Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must all come true.

Therefore (this is Joyce speaking) we cannot do away with the Old Testament!

I "happened" to watch a Youtube video of Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr. this week. Oprah Winfrey was tossing out the question "Is homosexuality a sin?" There were several people who answered this question. Dr. Baucham was one of them. He stated the following (in so many words - it may not be exact) . . .

Jesus did address it (homosexuality) in Matthew 5 and 19. Jesus rooted His

understanding of marriage in Genesis 2 = a man & a woman - and the woman to

bear children. What God has joined together . . man cannot separate . . God

defines marriage . . not man. Man cannot change marriage to same sex . .

that's not a marriage. Also It takes what God calls sinful and calls it righteous.

It is the only sin for which God destroyed cities with fire and brimstone.

Homosexuality is unique. It's not like other sins. Not all sins are called

abominations. Romans 1 states it is as having a penalty in the flesh.

(Please see): 1 Corinthians 6:9-11


According to Romans 3:23 we have ALL sinned and come short of the glory of God. Jesus is the only perfect person who ever walked the face of this earth.

Finally, unless you live in a country that does not have freedom of religion, we all get to choose where we worship. If anyone's church makes a decision we do not agree with . . . we are free to change our places of worship. What think ye?

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