Re Karl R. Walker's Jan. 5 letter to the Public Forum, "LGBT message coming":
Mr. Walker states that legalizing same-sex marriage will "erode Utah's higher moral standards to that of Sodom and Gomorrah." Many respected contemporary biblical scholars note that the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was inhospitality.
Ezekiel 16:49 states, "This was the guilt of ... Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy." Given this understanding, it is fair to say that Utah has been living under the standards of Sodom and Gomorrah for many decades when it comes to our treatment of our LGBT neighbors.