The concept of equality in consensual relations is now being used to defend incest

A letter from Stanely Kerr:

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 9:00 am
Updated Saturday, 24th April 2021, 10:56 am
Letter to the editor

I agree with Valerie Hanna’s letter (‘A ban on conversion therapy is not the problem so much as any threat to the freedom to present the Gospel,’ April 23, see link below) stating that ‘conversion therapy’ is not the problem, but rather the real the treat is to sermons, pastoral advice and prayer which support the Bible’s teachings on sexual ethics.

On a similar subject I have a question for those who support full marriage equality.

The law now accepts that same sex marriage is legal and this has been the goal of the LGBT community and certain political parties, based on the fact that we should have equality above Bible teachings.

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A recent article in the New York Post, on the 17 April 2021 and written by Kathianne Boniello, states that an Australian man, Richard Morris, is pushing to change incest laws in about 60 countries.

He supports the legal push in Manhattan Federal Court for an anonymous New York parent who wants to marry their own adult child and says that such behavior between consenting adults “should not be criminalized”. Morris also stated that fighting for true marriage equality is the right thing to do.

Keith Pullman, who runs the blog Full Marriage Equality, also cheered on the New York lawsuit.

My question is to those who are pushing equality, do you support consensual incest and if not what is the difference between this and the other equalities that you do support.

It would be interesting to have responses from all political parties before the next election.

As for myself I do not agree with this and rather take my guidance from the Bible. I am no angel myself and I am aware that some day we will be judged for our actions, and on that day we can only answer for ourselves and for nobody else.

I would therefore urge everybody to read the Bible and let your conscience decide the truth.

Stanley Kerr, Coleraine

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