Letter to the White County (GA) News. Published 3/15/07 page 6A
I respectfully submit the following letter for publication in the White County News & Telegraph. This expands upon the current problem here of homosexuality and public schools, and goes directly to the significance of the homosexual in our time. I am actually addressing the Christian citizens here, but it should be of interest to all.
My name is Philip McPherson Rudisill. You have published a couple of my letters before.
Regarding the on-going controversy among Christians concerning a gay-friendly group at the high school, I would like to propose a final solution to the entire homosexual matter, at least as far as Christians are concern.
First let's accept Romans 1 at face value. Lets admit that all people at that time were heterosexuals. And accordingly, with Paul, we can consider all same-sex sex of that time as rebellion against law in general, both natural and moral. It was also highly dysfunctional, given the great need for children, and was rightly condemned. We have many instances of such rebellious sex today, e.g., heterosexuals in the prisons gang up on each other and use sex as a means to subjugation and disrespect.
Second lets take the growing understanding of our day and admit that homosexuals are no more rebellious or unnatural than people who insist upon writing with their left hand (and both are indeed very odd). And regarding functionality lets go further and admit that, given the present day problem of overpopulation, homosexuals are socially beneficial in tempering the population growth. In fact, if a person could put aside all bias, he would have to admit that since the homosexual accomplishes this brake on population growth naturally and without need for war, famine, plague, abortion, contraceptive, drug, surgery, or even self-restraint (most of which are highly unnatural), we could wish that we had an even greater proportion of homosexuals, though of course not so many that the species might not continue.
Now the reconciliation of these two admissions is very easy for Christians; for we serve a miracle-working God. All we have to do is to conclude that since there were no homosexuals in Pauls day and there are homosexuals today, and since same-sex sex was dysfunctional in Pauls day and very functional in our own, the appearance of the homosexual (sometime after Paul) is a miracle of God.
Accordingly the Christians of White County should in faith proclaim the homosexual to be such a miracle, and join together in joyful thanksgiving for this bounty of God's mercy on behalf of an out-of-control and undeserving, heterosexual world. A person who is like everyone else, except he prefers his own sex, is not really much different from a person who is like everyone else, except he prefers his left hand. In comparison with common human behavior, they seem equally odd. [It is noteworthy that gay and left handers each make up about ten percent of the population. With the hand preference, you would expect all people to be left or all to be right or you would expect 50/50 division, but you would not expect 10/90. Thats whats so odd, the percentage. A quirk or a miracle?]
In this way then we can accept the homosexual and at the same time continue to attest to the truth of Pauls letters. All it takes is faith and a willingness to witness to a miracle of God. The humans have often rejected the gifts of God; let us not do so now.