Editor, The Commercial
The recent statement against gay marriage by the CEO of Chick-Fil-A has obviously brought on a new uprising on both sides concerning gay marriage. One person who was for gay marriage stated that Jesus loves gay people.
The following information is found in the Christian Bible about homosexuality. Leviticus 18:22 (KJV) reads: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” This same scripture reads (The Living Bible): “ Homosexuality is absolutely forbidden, for it is an enormous sin.” Other scriptures forbidding homosexuality are Leviticus 20:13 and Romans 1:26 and 27.
However, the Bible does not speak of hermaphroditism or intersexuality, which are plants or animals that possess both male and female reproductive organs. My encyclopedia reports that true hermaphroditism rarely occurs in humans. I have a video from NBC Dateline news entitled “Gender Limbo,” which reported a baby who was born a boy and named “Charlie.” This baby was later discovered to have ambiguous organs characteristic of both male and female, and was operated on and altered to be a female and renamed Cheryl. The doctor and parents agreed not to ever tell her about this situation.
However, after reaching adulthood, she researched her history and found out that she was originally born a boy and later altered to be a female.
A person appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show who had escaped a similar fate and had grown to adulthood with both organs and characteristics of male and female. It would appear that a person born an intersexual and was allowed to become an adult without being altered or assigned a sex gender would have the choice of marrying either sex. Does God want them altered and assigned a sex gender after being born with both sex organs?
Paschal R. Banks