Once again I find the view of a local pastor (front page of The Herald Bulletin, Oct. 13) to be intolerant and inconsistent. Pastor Vale said, I quote, "We are open to blessing any covenant made between two adults who love each other ... etc."
So I ask this question, Pastor, why limit this union to two people? Why not three, or four or six or the perfect number seven? And why limit your open-mindedness to adults or why only to people who love each other. And why limit this unsanctified blessing to people? Many people love their dog or cat or horse.
And since we are breaking any form of scriptural norm, why do we need God and Scripture?
I believe it is Hezekiah 5:7 & 8 that says "Come on people now, smile on your brother let us love one another right now" or was that Sylvester Stallone? As long as we are breaking biblical norms, who cares?
If this diatribe sounds convoluted, now you know how I felt when I read Pastor Vale's view from the cathedral tower.
I believe it was first Moses then Jesus, then Paul who said, "For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife (presumably a woman) and the two shall become one."
Sounds like a good plan to me. I don't care if every college-age kid in the world disagrees.
Pastor Kenneth Mansfield