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My letter is in response to Steve Tapson’s letter titled “Christians” in your March 10 newspaper. He states, “A true Christian when offered money for a product or service will accept it regardless of who tendered it.” This is absurd. There is nothing in God’s word to the world, the Holy Bible, which states this principle, even indirectly.
Quite the opposite, the Bible states that we believers should say no in many situations. Should a true Christian murder someone when he is offered a huge sum of money? No. Should a true Christian commit heterosexual adultery when offered much money by the soliciting person? No. Should a true Christian commit a sex act with a person of the same gender if that person offers 30 pieces of silver? Absolutely not.
Now for today’s hot issues. Should a baker or photographer or florist be required by the requesting parties or by federal/state/city law to apply their services for a wedding of two homosexuals? A true Christian, regardless of the fee tendered, would emphatically say no. This would be participating in an act the Holy Bible states is a sin. On the other hand, if two people of the same gender came into a shop to buy a dozen cookies or chocolate fudge cake or a dozen roses or some photographic equipment, a true Christian would undoubtedly accommodate the request and make the sale. It is a lot different to make a sale then to participate in an activity the true Christian believes is a sin.
Submitted by a true Christian.
EDWARD T. BERNHOFT