Letter: Christian outrage over gay marriage seems like hypocrisy next to adultery

June 12, 2013 

Calling herself a Christian would imply that the owner of Arlene's Flowers follows the teachings of Christ. Not so. Jesus never referenced homosexuality in any of his New Testament teachings.

He said plenty, however, about the sin of adultery. For example, in Matthew, Jesus explained that a man who divorced his wife for any reason, other than having sex outside their marriage, caused her to commit adultery if she remarried, and committed adultery himself if he remarried.

With no-fault divorce and a marriage failure rate, even among Christians, approaching a whopping 50 percent, nearly all those second and third marriages, according to Jesus, are adulterous. So where is Arlene's Flowers' Christian outrage when adulterers try to buy wedding flowers?

Clearly, what Arlene's supporters call religious freedom is a thin disguise for religious hypocrisy, and one very good reason why our forefathers founded this country on the rule of law, rather than the rule of religion.

M.E. BOONE, Richland

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