I am not sure why the terms 'permit' and 'allow' are used in connection with any phenomena. A drop of rain is no more 'permitted' to fall, than a planet is 'allowed' to continue in it's course. All things are moved in their relation to God's sovereign purpose. The knowledge and propagation of this absolute such stop the mouths of any and all gainsayers.
Even if one does not believe in the God of the bible, the intelligent, (and here is the key word) objective individual, must conclude that He is absolutely consistent in His dealings with men. This lack of perception is the foundation of such a disparate article.
If the God you are speaking of, Mr Clegg, is infinite in wisdom, power, knowledge, and all other of His attributes; and you are questioning His judgement... I will leave an evaluation of that kind of thinking to the wise.
If not, why would I concern myself with such a rabid opinion? It is not my God of whom you speak.
That's a little warm for me, guys; but the real double trouble for these tormented souls is, 'to look on a woman (or for them, their own sex) with lust...'. And for the homosexual, despite what they say, it is all about the sex. In the realm of human reasoning, curious, I can certainly understand your confusion.
A truly tenuous example of a verse to be considered for these changes. Anyone who truly knows his bible, can see the pervasiveness of this sentiment inculcated in all of Jesus' teachings. This is not 'mush', but a response to God's merciful dealings with the faithful. The bible's 'greater analogy of faith' should be a safeguard to all theologically minded believers.
The seeming ease with which these people kill other human beings bespeaks a barbaric understanding of man in the sight of God; almost as though they stop just short of eating their victims. Although they would never admit it to be murder, there doesn't seem to be a lot of love going on here.