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In Reply.—We were quite surprised that a letter such as Dr Jones' would be printed in AJDC. The Pediatric Forum is a place for the rational discussion of issues of current concern and importance for children's health. All Biblical references in Dr Jones' letter were written before the birth of Christ or very shortly thereafter.
Times were very different then. Humanity was struggling with a number of issues that no longer exist. New problems have arisen, problems of perplexing difficulty, that were unknown to the very inspired but ancient people who set down the text of the Bible.
Since the writing of the passages quoted by Dr Jones, much has occurred in the history of humanity. There has been a Renaissance, a Reformation, an Industrial Revolution, an American Revolution, a Civil War, two world wars, a Civil Rights Movement, a Women's Rights Movement, and a Gay Rights Movement. All of these
FIKAR CR. God, Gays, and Health Care Provision-Reply. Am J Dis Child. 1992;146(1):12. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1992.02160130014007