My Wife Wrote to Ann Landers

By Larry Ray Hafley

While I was away in a meeting, my wife, Marilyn, read an article by Ann Landers. She did not appreciate the remarks and the response of the famous columnist as you can plainly see. Read the reply she made.

“Dear Ann Landers,

“I have just read your answer to the man who is a homosexual. He prayed to God saying he was gay and could not change and wanted the Lord’s will to be done. Now he is happy since he has found a man to spend the rest of his life with. He even urged others to use prayer to be happy and contented in the same way.

“Your answer really has disturbed me. You thanked him for sharing his experience but warned others not to tell you to look in the Bible at Gen. 19; Rom. 1; Lev. 18:22; or 1 Cor. 6:9, 10. I have to do it anyway because you have said so much by not saying anything. You know what the Bible says and yet you choose to ignore it! What a lesson for others to follow!

“In Rom. 1:27, men ‘leaving the natural use of woman burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly.’ You do not want it mentioned, though, because you know what the Bible teaches about homosexuality. Instead, you approve of it by saying, ‘Help is where you find it!’

“Romans 10:2, 3 would apply here. ‘For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.’ Ignorant people want to ignore the rules God has all ready established.

“When people begin accepting what the Lord has said in this and other matters, they will truly be ‘fulfilled and contented.’

“I do not expect you to print this, but if you have read it this far, I pray you will study some more on the subject and not try to excuse the Lord for any verse in the Bible.”

I think my wife hit the nail on the head several times. Perhaps if others of us would register protests in similar areas, the medias of communication would be less eager to kick the Bible out of doors.

Truth Magazine XXI: 26, p, 412
June 30, 1977