Letters to the Editor

Concerned about marriage rights

I love those in the LGBT community. Why do I love them? Because God does. He passionately and lavishly loves his image bearers. Although it hurts me to see them living the way they do because I believe it’s not God’s best for them, I will defend their right to do so. My husband gave 24 years of his life serving in the Army to defend their right to live as they see fit. This is what America is all about and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

There is one thing that bothers me, though. It’s this whole gay marriage issue. While I agree they should have the right to live together as a couple if they so choose, I don’t think they (or anyone else for that matter) has the right to change the definition of marriage. Marriage is what it is. It has been a union between a man and a woman for thousands of years. I believe there is a reason for this consistency: It’s the way God created it to be. When we fool around with what God has established, we are in dangerous territory.

So I would say: Live as you want to live, yes. But please stop this aggressive drive to change the very foundation of our society. Tread carefully for you are on hallowed ground.

Cindy Boose

Bellingham

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