To the editor:
President Obama may be sinning — who isn't? — but it's not because he has endorsed same-sex marriage.
In responding to Stuart Diamond's letter (the Times, Saturday, June 9) claiming that, the first word that comes to my mind is "un-Christian."
It's amazing how the people who claim to be the most religious can be so uncharitable toward their fellow human beings. It is not how Jesus behaved, and he would not have turned away from people seeking comfort.
Who is Mr. Diamond to assert that the beliefs of others are "moral filth?" Is he the arbiter of all feelings?
How ironic that he asserts that "the president is asserting that he is wiser than God" in the course of a letter in which he does the same thing.
If God created all things, then he created homosexuals also. They have existed in all ages, in all societies, in every nation, and they are not "immoral."
They have been abused and derided, tortured and killed — just for being the way they were born. I doubt that Jesus smiles with favor on all they have gone through — or on the people who perpetrate the abuse. This doesn't sound like the Jesus I have loved for all my 73 years.
What does same-sex marriage do to heterosexual marriage? Nothing.
How does it affect marriage? It doesn't diminish it; it expands it to include all who love. Love is good in all its manifestations.
East Greenbush, N.Y.