LETTERS: Times have changed

In more and more countries, same sex couples may marry, adopt children and enjoy the same civil rights as others.

What, exactly, is an abomination? In biblical times, sex between two men was one, and it was grounds for death.

Times have changed. In more and more countries, same sex couples may marry, adopt children and enjoy the same civil rights as others.

Yet, in too many parts of the world, people still condemn homosexuality on the basis of religious belief. Happily, in some cases families have, in spite of  their backgrounds, come to accept the non-heterosexual identity of their relatives. The stories of several families with this experience are documented in For the Bible Tells Me So.

You can view this movie at the next meeting of the Penticton Chapter of PFLAG Canada on Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Oasis United Church, 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. A discussion of the video and refreshments will follow. For additional information, contact me at 250-493-5530.

Ron Smuin

Penticton

 

 

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