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MARRIAGE: Fight for traditional marriage

Letter by Tim Brown, Gig Harbor on Feb. 14, 2012 at 11:55 am | 38 Comments »
February 14, 2012 12:06 pm

Gov. Chris Gregoire has forced my hand. I’m in disbelief having to defend an institution as old as humanity itself.

In signing gay marriage into law, Gregoire has given me no choice but to fight for marriage as it has been understood throughout the history of mankind, as being between one man and one woman. What was her “proudest day” was my worst nightmare – one that my children and grandchildren will be dealing with.

Did not Gregoire’s parents teach her that homosexual behavior was wrong? Does she not know that in her own heart? Yet by signing this bill into law she has called right wrong and wrong right.

This issue is important because right and wrong behavior do exist. Throughout history, mankind has understood this. Why is it so hard for her to accept it?

In framing homosexuality as an issue of marriage “equality,” she has made marriage itself worthless and ushered in a Pandora’s box of sexual deviancy that the people of Washington will be dealing with for generations to come.

This issue is also important because there is a God in heaven who knows right from wrong and who has given us his law so that we might know it as well. Her actions have flouted that law in his face.

Having been born in Seattle, raised in Bellevue and now living in Gig Harbor, this is the saddest day in what has always been my home – the great state of Washington.

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