Setting the Record Straight

To the Editor,
To set the record straight I am not from Cody. I lived in Cody in 2008/2009
and my letter was not an "Attack" on Gary Robson. It was pointing out his acceptance re the NDR resolution and reasons against it following his earlier letter and no animosity towards him personally but rather the opposite view point to his letter and beliefs.
Referring to "nothing in the New Testament regarding homosexuality" in fact there are several inferring this one most explicit is (Romans 1;26-28)
What I did find interesting was your remarks on your Catholic teachings?
May I bring your attention to the catechism of the Catholic Church (No, 2357)  "Presents Homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity" and further continues "And under no circumstances can they be approved "
As a faithful and practicing Jew, Jesus accepted and lived by the moral code passed down through Hebrew tradition among its tenets ( Leviticus 20:13)
(John 8:3-11) When Jesus said "He who is without sin may cast the first stone" and one by one the crowd left, Jesus then continued "Neither do I condemn you .....Go and sin no more."
She was guilty she had been caught, she deserved stoning according to the Law of Moses, but the religious leaders had dragged her there had no concern for Holiness. They were trying to trap Jesus into saying the Law did not matter.
In saying "Go and sin no more" Jesus was not speaking of sinless perfection he was warning against a return to sinful lifestyle choices. His words both extended Mercy and Demanded Holiness.
With forgiveness comes the expectation that one will not continue in the same path of rebelliousness.
Jesus died on the cross for us he paid for our sins, the Old testament scriptures were not changed they were still in force only the sins were washed away and we were to Sin no more.
In closing any reference to the Biblical view of homosexual acts it must also be pointed out the Catechism (No, 2358) "Men and Women who have deep seated homosexual tendencies must be accepted with respect, compassion, sensitivity discrimination should be avoided."
And COTR is exactly this they do respect and treat all with compassion and sensitivity ........ But they accept we are all sinners.
And regarding Catholicism I am from a country that has been over 800 years, and still is, at war due to Catholic control and influences and I pray for my country and people each and every day.

Respectfully yours.
Dr Malcolme Bodian
Surgeon Retired)
Red Lodge


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