By Kenneth Kayman
Because Jehovah’s Witnesses did not share in the march against the legal challenge to the buggery laws in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, some wrongly conclude that Jehovah’s Witnesses support homosexuality, including homosexual marriages. But is that so? Far from it! Just this past weekend, Jehovah’s Witnesses had a one-hour Bible discussion on the need to stay faithful to God all the time. Part of paragraph seven of the discussion states: “We cannot accept the world’s values and standards. For example, we do not approve of sexual immorality of any kind, including marriage between people of the same sex and other homosexual lifestyles.” (Source: The Watchtower – October 2019- Study Article 41 – page 16, paragraph 7)
Other publications of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the past and Bible talks they deliver from time to time also condemn the practice of homosexuality. (1 Corinthians 6:9, 10) I repeat: Jehovah’s Witnesses DO NOT approve of homosexuality.
Jehovah’s Witnesses do not hate homosexuals; they hate the practice of homosexuality. Homosexuals can change their lifestyle and live God’s way as 1 Corinthians 6:11 shows.
So because a religious group did not share in a march against homosexuality does NOT mean they condone homosexuality. Before jumping to conclusion about any religion and its belief on any matter, a person will be wise to check with that particular religion and ask about its belief as Acts 28:22 indicates. Otherwise we may end up spreading false information on a religion and its beliefs. How unfair and unwise that is! Kindly apply the Golden Rule! Matthew 7:12
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