Re: “Don’t trample religious rights” (letter, 2-28).
Could someone please direct the writer and the rest of his confused ilk to the history section of the local library? Marriage existed long before Christianity did, long before any organized religion still in existence did.
Claiming that ‘the Church’ invented it is nothing but a flaming example of ignorance and bigotry. Religious institutions already have the right to refuse to allow anyone to marry in their domains, so quit with the propaganda already.
Allowing all people to marry in no way invalidates the rights of bigots to continue to be bigots, and the only thing that can violate the sanctity of their marriages is their insistence on making a mockery of marriage with their un-Christian hatred and lies. It’s as false and pointless as it was when they used the same disgusting rationale to try to stop interracial marriage. And we all know how successful that bit of evil was.