Rebecca Makeeff (Letters, May 19) wrote, "The Bible does provide instruction for the freeing of slaves," referring to Moses freeing "God's chosen people" in Egypt. Did God say he wanted any "other" slaves released? No! Not in Exodus, nor anywhere else in the Bible.
How about that slavery is simply wrong? (see previous answer). In Exodus, Moses even seems to endorse slavery in the middle of the 10 Commandments. In Luke, Christ's main concern about slavery wasn't that it was wrong, but that slaves ignorant of their masters wishes were whipped as often as the rest.
It's ironic that letters to the editor seem so much more concerned about sex between consenting adults (and their marriage) then about sex between adults (i.e., clergy) and non-consenting children. But they worship a God pleased by adults cutting the genitalia of baby boys.
Leviticus, says gays should be put to death, and it's "their" fault. It also prescribes death for children who curse their parents.
Why is the Bible correct when it says homosexuality is wrong, but incorrect when it says we should kill them?
Should we make homosexuality a capital offense?
Personally, I don't like what scripture says about slavery, gays, religious freedom (for "other" religions) or women in general.
D.L. (ANDY) ANDERSON, Richland