In the final NKEE edition of 2008, the editorial team described Theo Giantsos as a “special find”.
Indeed, Theo has written some classic works, namely ‘Sacred Greek BBQ under threat’ (NKEE 08/12/08), «ad-’Gough Whitlam took my breath away’(NKEE 15/06/09).
Last week however, Mr Giantsos naively predicted that the Orthodox Church will one day endorse “gay marriage” (NKEE 10/08/09). Listen Theo, God’s standard of Holiness is fixed for all eternity.
No Christian denomination has the power to re-define God’s moral code. If any church attempts such a stunt, it instantly becomes a secular church whose teachings are built on the matchstick foundation of man’s temporary opinions.
In Leviticus 18 & 20, God instructs man to not lie down with man.

Notice that the Bible distinguishes between homosexual acts and the condition in a person which attracts them to the same sex.

Homosexuality is one passion among many which the Bible tries to address. Depraved passions are a result of fallen humanity.

Since Adam’s disobedience, mutations and an inclination to sin have taken a toll on everyone’s free will which is in constant battle with our fleshly desires.

Regardless of our corrupted nature though, humans are designed with an immaterial free will which has the capacity to seek God and tune into the Holy Spirit which has the ability to transform our fallen desires.

At the core of these issues lies a question which Mr Giantsos must answer. Does he prefer man to decide truth or does he trust the Almighty’s parameters for right and wrong?

In NKEE (15/09/08), Giantsos wrote “my faith in the absolute divinity of the Nazarene remains strong and undiminished.”

Hebrews 1:3 says that the Son is “the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person”.

If Theo believes ‘absolutely’ in Jesus then he should know that Jesus believed ‘absolutely’ in the OT and God’s Moral Law.

When God established the institution of marriage in Genesis, he did not create Adam and Steve!

Why not? In God’s design, men and women were created as a perfect fit not only for love making but also as a perfect parental combination.

God reads the future and knows what would happen if gay marriages were allowed. The next request by the secular movement would be to grant equal rights to gays in IVF programs and at adoption agencies.

Marriages grow rich in meaning when each of the partners give consideration first to their children.

Gays should be banned from participating in IVF programs because a committed marriage between a righteous man and woman will always (regardless of which century) provide the ultimate environment for a child to thrive physically, mentally and emotionally.

Why settle for second or third best? Children deserve the very best!

Tony Giannopoulos
Malvern Vic 3144