The late Pastor Mark Downey ran for a political office when he lived in the state of Washington. During his candidacy, he and the other candidates were at a question and answer session held at a local high school sponsored by the local election committee. The purpose of this meeting was for the voters to get an idea of which candidate they would vote for in the upcoming election. So, after they gave their introductory remarks, the student body could ask the candidates questions.
During this meeting, Mark was asked the following question by a high school female student, “Mr. Downey, what is your position on homosexuals?”
Mark gave what I think was the perfect answer. He didn’t tell the young student what he thought, or what the founding fathers thought, or what anyone else thought—except his LORD God. He just quoted from memory Leviticus 20:13, our introductory verse. He gave what the LORD God of Israel thought. He said, “Leviticus 20:13” and then he quoted the entire verse, word for word.
What do you think was the reaction from the full auditorium of high school students? It was like it is in our nation. Half of the audience cheered, and the other half of the audience booed. It was a split decision. Why was the reaction so contradictory?