In recent weeks, I've seen a lot in your paper about the Bible's take on homosexuality, and it amazes me to no end that some of your readers cannot see that this issue is besides the point. The Bible, for example, also says that you shall have one god that is God, and that marriage is a vow before God between a man and a woman. However, our civil society's view is different. After all, there need be no religion involved to make a marriage. All two people who wish to marry need to do is run right down to the Justice of the Peace, a secular official, and say, "I do."
I believe a lot of people have a misconception about the battles that are taking place right now over this issue, so perhaps some clarification is needed. The way I understand it, if homosexual marriages are allowed by the government, no one can force your church to marry two people. Christian churches cannot be forced to marry Hindus, and Baptist ministers cannot be forced to marry gays. If Christian morality is to dictate the law of the land, then we are about to create a whole second class of citizens comprised of Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, and anyone else who does not fit the traditional role of marriage as described in Biblical terms. They will not be allowed to marry, they will not have equal rights to health insurance and property claims, and they will not be granted visitation rights in hospitals, all because they dare to believe differently than the majority. Is that where America is heading?