Legal VS. Moral

Legal vs. Moral

William Noel’s comment in his letter, “Homosexual Rights,” is correct in seeing a difference between “legality and moral acceptability.” The recent Supreme Court’s ruling on homosexual rights may determine what is “legal” and “illegal” in the United States. However, it does not address what is moral. (Abortion is another example of this.) Indeed, homosexuality continues, as it always has, to be an immoral orientation and sodomite acts continue to be immoral acts.

While homosexuality may be approved by a certain minority of our country’s population, this does not make it moral. What is more significant is the fact that this sin violates the higher Law of God. He is the One who created us and reveals what is moral and immoral, what is natural and unnatural, what is pleasing to Him and what is displeasing to Him. He only approves of a sexual relationship between one man and one woman who are committed together for life. Anything other than this may be “legal” but neither “moral” nor pleasing to God our Creator.

Richard Hollerman
Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

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