November 2, 2012

Is allowing gays to marry a sin or not a sin?

Letter to the Editor

Marriage should only be between a man and a woman. I have heard arguments both for and against gay marriages.

I have heard that all families should have the right to happiness and that we shouldn't discriminate against them. Some say things like "being a Christian means treating others the way we want to be treated ourselves."

I think that before voting on Question 1, we simply should ask ourselves is allowing gays to marry a sin or is it not a sin?

What really is confusing to me is that many pastors and churches now accept the idea of gay marriages. If they believe in the Bible and if they believe in God and his commandments, how can they ever accept gay marriages?

I can find many places in the Bible where it gives instructions for husbands and wives and how they should live. I can't find any place in the Bible where there are instructions for two men or two women as married couples and how they should live their lives.

God created Adam and he created Eve for Adam, a man and a woman. God's plan was always only for one man and one woman to be in a union of marriage.

In the Pledge of Allegiance, we say, "One nation under God."

That is what I base my vote on and his commandments. To believe that it is right for two men or two women to be married is believing in a lie.

I agree that we should love all people but, at the same time, we cannot accept their sin.

It is very sad that we have come to the point where we must vote yes or no on the gay marriage issue.

I, for one, will certainly vote no on Question 1.


Shirley May Robinson


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