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Gay Marriage/Civil Unions
Some Christians regard gay marriage as "an abomination"; some
don't. Some think people are born gay or straight; some think it is a matter of
personal choice. My observations tell me that they are born that way. In
any case, the U.S. Constitution and judicial precedents since 1788 prevent our
enforcing our own religious beliefs on others. When gays practice whatever they
practice in the privacy of their own homes, it is none of our business.
Defense of Marriage between a Man and a Woman
This is another version of the same political deception - again originating with George W. Bush. The tactic is to defend an essential institution, thereby implying that the political opposition is attacking it. They want to divert public attention from the real issues.
For the record, no one is attacking marriage between a man and a woman.
An Ohio Republican candidate for governor (in the primary) spent untold millions to declare on TV that he was married to a woman. He also used annoying phone calls for the same message. Presumably, that distinguished him from the other Republican candidates in some manner. As far as I know, all of his opponents were in heterosexual marriages. If politicians are going to blast us with TV ads and phone calls, they should wait for a real issue. This strange shadow boxing certainly didn't suggest that he was a good candidate for public office.
By the way, I am married to a woman (the same one for 47 years). Please allow this to serve as your notice of same. I will not notify you of this in any TV ads or dinnertime phone calls.