Government should not say who can marry

March 17, 2004

Dear Editor:

I've read a lot of articles on the subject of same-sex marriage, and all I hear is so-called religious people, fussing and fighting over an issue that will never hurt them. Why do you condemn someone that's different? Don't worry about what other people do.

Look at the marriage issue with heterosexual couples. It's a joke, so many getting divorced. Adultery, that's a sin. As for the government saying who can marry and who can't, look at former Governor Patton, what do you see? Yes, he had an affair. And our former president: Yes, he also committed adultery, a sin. Everyone knows about the Kennedys, more people in the government who have committed adultery. Now tell me about the Catholic priests. Yes, they had sex with boys, another sin.

But here you blame everything on the gay community. Look in the mirror and tell me you're not a sinner also. You can't. If you do, you're a liar. Stand up and tell God you don't break two or three of the Ten Commandments every day. Like I said before, if you do, you're a liar.


It doesn't matter what's said on the same-sex marriage subject; most so-called religious people will be against it. Come on, people, "Those without sin cast the first stone."

I'm neither gay nor lesbian, but I don't try to tell people how they should live like the rest of you are doing. So go ahead and quote all the Bible verses you want. It Includes you too. People who use the Bible to condemn others are the worst sinners of all.

This is the truth and I'm hated and treated like a third-class citizen because I speak it. Why? Just because I think and feel different.

Is the U.S.A. turning into a communist country? It sure looks like it is. That's what Communists do. They tell their citizens what to do, when to do it, how to do it, what you can do, what you can't do. I was taught in school that the United States of America is supposed to be about freedom. The government should not say who can marry and who can't. There should be a separation of church and state.

Nikki Anne McIntosh


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