An open letter to professing Christians who are homosexual from Bobby Richardson.




 As a non-denominational layman, I get all kinds of email.

 I received an email from someone asking me the question, "Do you believe that God would accept a homosexual relationship?" I responded to the person, but never heard anything back from them. Therefore, I am presenting it here as an open letter to professing Christians who are homosexual.

 Here's the email I recieved .....



Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 20:53:48


Subject: (no subject)


Do you believe that God would accept a homosexual relationship?


 Here's my response .....


Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 22:08:48


Subject: Re: (no subject)



 The first thing that should be determined is whether or not homosexuality is sin. If it is sin, according to the Word of God (not man's ideas or opinions), then I would say God would not allow an unrepentant homosexual to enter Heaven any more than any other unrepentant sinner would be allowed to enter Heaven. If it is not sin then, yes, God would accept a homosexual relationship just as He accepts a heterosexual relationship ... but ONLY in marriage - NOT adultery or fornication.

I was not a homosexual. However, I was bound by a number of unclean spirits. You see, there are many, many unclean spirits which can take up residence in a person's heart, soul, mind and body ... and from a very, very young age. Some have the spirit of lying, some that of stealing, some adultery, some drunkeness and the list goes on and on ... and some have more than one unclean spirit as the man who had the legions dwelling in him, that came out at the words of Christ and went into a herd of swine which ran down a steep place and drowned in the sea. The power of the Holy Ghost delivered me "cold turkey" of the unclean spirits which had me bound at mile marker 7.

My calling is not that of a "fruit inspector." But if there is a favorable mention of acceptance from God for homosexuality in the Bible, I am unaware of it ... nor am I aware of a favorable mention of acceptance from God for drunkeness, idolatry, witchcraft and a whole host of other things that God abhors. However, I will say this, God loves sinners, but HATES sin. That is why the first step towards God for everyone ... and I mean EVERYONE ... is to repent of their sins.

I did a few searches in from my concordance and listed what I found below. If you have a concordance, you may want to take a little closer look at a few of the words to get a better idea of what the scriture is actually saying. By the way, the following scriptures do seem to be a rather scathing rebuke of homosexuality. However, I would treat a person who has the spirit of homosexuality with the same love, compassion and respect that I would treat someone else who had another kind of spirit. But don't interpret this as my condoning any type of sin. In the eyes of God, sin is sin is sin.

I am not your "run of the mill" Bible thumper, and am a little rougher around the edges (so to speak) ... but it's because of where I've come from. I'm not as easily offended as most folks. I can be around someone doing the things I used to do and it doesn't make me want to do it ... nor does it have a major negative impact on me. For the most part, it just doesn't bother me one way or the other. No one "made" me quit. But I will say this, without the Holy Ghost abiding in us and directing our steps, we can't over come the sins of the flesh ... but with the Holy Ghost abiding us, we WILL be completely delivered from whatever the bondage may be ... and I am living proof!

XXXXXXXX, This may not be what you wanted to hear, but I don't follow the crowd which thinks that whatever a person "feels" is o.k. is o.k. or that of elevating their opinions and ideas to the same level (or above) that of the Word of God.


Here's the scriptures I mentioned:

Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Deuteronomy 23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

1 Kings 14:24 And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

1 Kings 15:13 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

1 Kings 22:46 And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.


Romans Chapter 1

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.


1 Corinthians Chapter 6

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.


Galatians Chapter 5

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.


1 Timothy Chapter 1

8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;


Please feel free to give me a shout anytime,

Bobby Richardson.


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