Erwin R. Rud, Foreston
Fundamentalists throw the stone of “immorality” at same-sex marriages. They ignore Jesus’ admonition, “And why do you behold the mote that is in your brother’s eye, but consider not the beam that is in your own eye?” The real immorality is fundamentalist greed in avoiding fair taxes to pay for those necessary programs like education, food, shelter and health care to help neighbors who have not shared in the wealth generated by their own hard work. And we know what Jesus thought of that!
For most of us blessed to have married someone of the opposite sex and more to still share and care with them our entire lives, how does it matter if our neighbor cares and shares their life with any person? And how will it help in the fundamental preservation of the constitutional separation of Church and State established by our founding fathers to avoid the terrible history of religious wars in Europe? Isn’t advocating government interference in such personal decisions of other people the ultimate religious and political hypocrisy? I will be voting “NO” on the marriage constitutional amendment and the other constitutional amendment trying to take away my right to vote!