This article was originally published by Mennonite World Review

What happened?

What has happened to you Mennonites? When I grew up in Lancaster County, Pa., you could always count on a Mennonite to be a person of integrity who knew the Bible and lived by it. I certainly do miss those Mennonites. I never thought homosexuality would be an issue among you. Where in the world is this coming from? Now you have lesbian pastors and are trying to be like the world around you. I have seen many denominations go down the same path. We need a radical Reformation if the church is going to survive another generation. If we really loved homosexuals, we would tell them what God’s Word says and what God expects of us. Jesus did not die on the cross so that we could acclimate ourselves to the world but so that we could live separated lives as a testimony. Instead of calling yourselves Mennonites, you should call yourself culturites.

James L. Snyder
Ocala, Fla.

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