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MARRIAGE: God’s law is not in question

Letter by Roman Gutierrez, Tacoma on June 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm | 27 Comments »
June 7, 2012 1:00 pm

Re: “God outlawed homosexuality” (online letter).

No I’m not gay, although that should not matter. In fact I don’t have any close friends or relatives who are openly gay.

I support everyone’s freedom to have their own personal prejudice based on race, creed, gender and sexuality, as long as they stay silly thoughts in their head. I realize most intolerance is religiously based misinterpretation.

Neither I nor anyone else can stop anyone from their ingrained bias and prejudice. I do find it particularly interesting that some actually pretend to know what God is thinking; I don’t know what my girlfriend thinks, and she converses with me daily.

Luckily this is not about what the letter writer has decided God thinks. Nor is it about her own “personal” religious beliefs. This is about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Fortunately in this republic those two documents supersede any religious doctrine.

For those not quite familiar with the government of the United States, I urge you to put your good book down and read the essential documents upon which our country was founded. When you are done reading you may very well be shocked to discover that neither one of these documents mentions anything about following Judaic, Muslim, atheistic, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Sharia or Christian ideology. That’s not an accident, people!

The truth is that an individual’s interpretations of what God thinks about love in any form and more importantly someone’s “faith” are not the law of the land. And I actually thank God personally for this fact.

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