Taken out of context

Rev. Robert A. Boyar’s letter (Dec. 12) states that the Bible does specify about gay marriage, then cites Matthew 19:4-6.

What Rev. Boyar, like so many who choose to use the Bible as a reason not to give equal rights to same sex couples, does here is take one or two lines and quote them so that they can back up their homophobia with scripture.

Those lines are taken totally out of context. The entire conversation between Jesus and Pharisees regards divorce, not same sex marriage.

I guess for some people, it’s easier to pick and choose certain lines from the Bible, rather than do the right thing.

Carey Pierce