Same-sex marriage rulings criticized

ON YOUR MIND

Re “What do you think of high court’s rulings?,” June 29:

Even a secular person should honestly answer the following question before removing such an important cultural underpinning as traditional marriage:

If marriage is no longer to be reserved for one man and one woman, as it has for millennia in many different cultures and religions, what is the new standard and on what is it based?

Should we change America’s motto to “in polls we trust?” Polygamist groups have made it known they wish to be next in line to enjoy full constitutional protection for their lifestyle. There are people who favor sex and marriage between adults and children. On what basis should they be denied their “right to happiness?”

Today’s “that goes too far” easily becomes tomorrow’s “right,” with a morally vacuous media leading the charge and a morally exhausted people who are afraid to say “stop,” for fear they’ll be labeled bigots. BRUCE L. GARBER, BROOKVILLE

‘What the godless consider to be victories’

Recently, the Supreme Court rendered a decision which caused much celebration in the gay community. While they think they have won yet another round, in truth, they are one step closer to the end. This I must explain.

More than four decades ago, when I began to study the Holy Bible, I found it hard to understand why the United States did not play a prominent role in the “end times.” We were a super power. Surely, the U.S. would have a major role to play, but that was long ago. Today, China and Russia are laughing at us over one guy who told some government secrets (Edward Snowden).

The Bible tells us that in the “last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires” (2 Peter 3:3). Among the “evils” listed are homosexuality, abortion and sex outside of marriage.

While the world celebrates what the godless consider to be victories, we are inching closer to the end of the age. Our society is acting exactly as Jesus said that it would, just before He returns. WILLIAM D. NICHOLAS, MIAMISBURG

‘It could become something else again’

Leaving the moral component aside for the moment and using only right reason and logic, consider the following: Marriage is and has always been between one man and one woman. If, by the vote of a court or the vote of the people, it can become something else (two women or two men), logic says that it could become “something else” again after that.

That “something else” could be three men or three women or two women and a man or …

If you say that could never happen, as the new definition of marriage is a union between two people of the same sex or opposite sex, would you not be dogmatic, as so many are calling those of us who believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman? CHARLIE GROSS, VANDALIA

Speak Up

It is a sad day for America — that a few people (Supreme Court justices) have decided that homosexuals can get married. How sick has this country become?

With President Obama’s latest comments, he not only has called George Zimmerman a racist, but also the jurors who acquitted him. For a president who campaigned on unity, he sure likes to continue to divide.

The Speak Up writer who thinks Eric Holder should speak out on Benghazi, instead of Zimmerman, needs to learn a little more about government. Holder is Attorney General and his office has absolutely nothing to do with foreign affairs like Benghazi.

Those who watched John Boehner on “Face The Nation” Sunday morning now know what the problem in Washington is — him.

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