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In my 72 years in this world, I have entered into social intercourse with hundreds of people in regard to the Bible. As a result, I have been blessed with just as many hundreds of biblical interpretations.

Each and every contributor was firmly convinced beyond any margin of error that their interpretation, and only their interpretation, was correct. Anyone believing differently was either misled, blind or a heretic. To all of them (and now, Mark Weller. of Wapakoneta), I have the same question: In order to be so certain your belief is absolute, you would have had to receive the verses firsthand accompanied by an explanation. I wonder, while you were in such close company with God, did it occur to you to get his autograph?

Does John Thompson, of Spencerville, really believe a drill instructor, a man schooled in reading personalities, is unable to recognize someone with a different sexual orientation? Iíve got money that says, of all of the drill instructors in all of the military services, a percentage are gay. ďDonít ask, donít tellĒ is a two-way street. Maybe people should wonder if the young men and women weíre sending to fight our wars are being trained and drilled by instructors they deem to be sick or sinners.

Or maybe we should just leave it alone. I have never seen an incident in history of straights and gays entering into a conflict. I would predict that something of that nature could only happen with outside influence.

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