That Richard Vincent loves and understands the gay members of his family is laudable (Readers' Forum, May 17). One can only applaud his charitable attitude. However, his claim that gay marriage is a healthy and viable alternative is an open rebellion against God's commandments. The claim is totally unsupportable scripturally. Leviticus 18:22 "Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination." Also Leviticus 20:13, 1st Timothy 1:10, Romans 1:24-27, 1st Corinthians 11:11 and the words of modern day prophets.

I challenge Mr. Vincent to give one instance in the scriptures that supports his claim. The spurious arguments usually used that quote scriptures about love do not in any way support this practice. Those who would insist the church set aside God's commandments, fear man more than God.

Darold O. Humes

West Jordan