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Dear Christian Friend,
Like most of you, I was raised in a conservative Christian home and church environment (Plymouth Brethren). I was taught, like many of you, that homosexuality is a sin.
It took the suicide of my beautiful 29-year-old Master's Degree educated lesbian, Christian daughter in February of 1997 to make me take a second look at this topic.
After Anna's death, my husband and I talked with many people on both sides of the issue, read countless books, and studied hard, both the Greek and the Hebrew Scriptures that seem to condemn homosexuality.
We finally understood that homosexuality is not a choice and it is not a sin. Please do your own study. Please read Philip Yancey's book What's So Amazing About Grace? Read Chapter 13. Read Dr. Mel White's book Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America.
Please check out some websites: www.soulforce.org, www.teach-ministries.org, www.pflag.org, www.ecwr.org, www.ecinc.org.
The leading cause of death amongst gay teens is suicide. PLEASE do not let your son or daughter, your sibling or friend become a statistic.
Sincerely in Christ,
Mary Lou and Bob Wallner
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