Referring to the article in the June 2 edition, “Efforts for equality”: Our writer seems to feel that same-sex marriage personifies the most sacred family values. Whose values? His? Certainly not mine. He also seems to be inferring that perhaps states that are doing well during this recession are doing well because of the number of same-sex couples. What about California?’
I would like to ask him, “in same-sex relationships” if children are involved, “who is the father and who is the mother?” No matter how you describe marriage, men are different than women. God made humans with different qualities. Women have the babies, nurse the babies, etc. These things men cannot do. On the other hand, men bring certain qualities that women cannot.
From a Christian point of view, God in the beginning made them male and female. And the Bible has a lot to say about this. I suggest reading the Bible (without putting on your own interpretation). Love your neighbor, certainly, but there are certain values that must be upheld. Marriage should be between a man and a woman. He’s right about one thing, “be on the right side of history” and I think that you will find in our history, marriage has always been between a man and a woman. Vote “yes” that marriage is between a man and a woman on the November ballot. As God intended. — Lois Peterson, Elk River