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MARRIAGE: Governor displays irrationality

Letter by James R. Reardon, Gig Harbor on Jan. 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm | 6 Comments »
January 17, 2012 10:40 am

Chris Gregoire’s recent proposal to legalize marriage between persons of the same sex is an excellent example of misplaced priorities and irrational behavior. With serious economic and social issues facing the state, our governor has highlighted this issue as her recent epiphany that it is unfair and discriminatory to continue the millennium-old practices and beliefs handed down from biblical times regarding marriage.

I find it hard to believe that she is sincere in her statements as it is so obvious that such a move undermines the important place of marriage in our society which has its origins in both the ancient Old Testament Bible and the teaching and traditions of Christianity. Actually you would have to dig pretty deep to find any God-fearing religion that has promoted such a concept.

Is this departure from our faith traditions the beginning of a whole new world order where anything goes? I am dismayed and surprised that Gregoire, being well educated and a professed Catholic, is promoting practices totally contrary to the Catholic Church.

Her proposal, along with her prior public support for abortion rights, places her in direct conflict with the teaching of the church she chooses to identify with. It just isn’t rational.

She is a dangerous person to be leading the state.


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