Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

Tag: same-sex marriage

Aug.
12th

CONGRESS: Enjoy summer and fear the fall

With the housing market, jobs, retail sales and construction on the rise; mortgage rates holding steady; and the annual deficit decreasing, I see reason for optimism.

On the other side of the coin, I see the conservative fringe of the Republican Party threatening some very bad behavior in the fall session of congress. If we can believe their summer recess threats, we face a possible government shutdown and lower taxes for the rich, with all the benefits that trickle down to the working class.

Their proposed social agenda is equally as destructive: Further attacks on women’s reproductive rights, suppression of

Read more »

Aug.
9th

MILITARY: Special benefits for same-sex couples?

Re: “Pentagon weighs benefits for same-sex spouses” (TNT, 8-9).

The article states that the Department of Defense is attempting to quickly implement an additional 10 days of leave to any same-sex couple in the military that wants to travel to a state allowing same-sex marriage.

I hope this is a mistake by the reporter. I can’t believe that DOD would discriminate against traditional marriage in this manner.

While in the service, I had to use part of my annual leave to facilitate my marriage. Why can’t homosexuals in the military use part of their 30 days annual leave to facilitate

Read more »

July
2nd

MARRIAGE: Justices on both sides got it wrong

The majority of the Supreme Court justices said the federal government had to recognize the legitimacy of gay marriages for the purpose of assigning federal benefits. The dissent argued the matter should be left to the political process at the state level: state legislatures or the people through the initiative process. Both are wrong.

Abraham Lincoln once observed, regarding slavery, that it is either right or wrong; if wrong, which he believed it was, it could not be made right by a court, a Congress, a state or the people.

Gay marriage is wrong by nature, and cannot be made

Read more »

June
28th

MARRIAGE: Court errs with decisions

The Supreme Court erred in its recent “same-sex” marriage decisions. It failed to consider principles that are more fundamental, namely: the “right of association” and the “right to define the particular conduct of associates.”

For instance, heterosexual couples, many milieus ago, defined their unique relationship as “the union of one man and one woman” and named it “marriage.” All cultures maintained this definition sacrosanct since time immemorial.

Persons in other forms of relationships adopted different names: partners, civil unions, Apaches, Masons, Elks, Mormons. No one ever thought of forming a new association (legal, cultural, commercial, religious, tribal or otherwise) and

Read more »

June
28th

MARRIAGE: Religious objections are bogus

Marriage as a religious issue is just plain bogus. When I last checked, civil marriages are still available at the local justice of the peace. I’m also sure there is no reason needed to marry, like: “Are you marrying for love?” or “Do you feel this is mandated by God?” or “Are you atheists?” or “Is this for purposes of procreation?” etc. It becomes a case of “who knows, who cares?” I’m sure most of us hope it is love they feel for each other.

In most Protestant churches I’m familiar with, if a married couple comes to a church,

Read more »

June
27th

MARRIAGE: Morality is going down the drain

Though our governor and national legislators all seem thrilled by the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, I find myself saddened at the fact that our state and country have come a long way, as Rep. Denny Heck exclaimed.

The majority of Americans agree with me that it is the wrong way. Not a great majority, I’ll admit, and that too is a shame. Freedom is being celebrated and morality is going down the drain. Civil unions are one thing. Marriage before God is another.

June
27th

MARRIAGE: God’s definition is the right one

The pre-eminent destroyer of morality and religious freedom is the Supreme Court of the United States.

But I take solace that God stands above the Supreme Court. His opinion on marriage has not changed, nor is he confused in the least simply because judges and lawmakers decide to reinvent and corrupt the gift of marriage into something it cannot be to satisfy the lusts of the amoral.

Homosexual “marriage” is an idea manufactured by mere man, not God. Intentionally raising children without a father and a mother is a human concept, not God’s. That is why opposition to marriage transformation

Read more »

June
27th

MARRIAGE: The real Supreme Court has not changed the rules

The front-page headline Thursday reads, “Supreme Court strikes down same-sex marriage barriers.” A headline correction is in order.

United States federal court judges changed the law, not the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is our Lord, and our Lord has not changed the rules.

Recent state and federal legislation regarding marriage, abortion and drug use are turning our counrty into Sodom and Gomorrah. The rules have not changed, and there will be consequences for our acts. Federal and state legislation does not change the facts or how we should live. There is only one Supreme Judge.