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Dear Source:
The recent letter to VI Source in support of gay marriage has motivated me to a need to respond. The author, like many others in the gay marriage movement, accuses those opposed to gay marriage of being "bigots" and spewing "hate". Since when did it become bigotry and hateful to have a different opinion? Is the reverse therefore also true that those who disagree with people who support the traditional definition of marriage are bigots and hate mongers…I don't think so. These terms are used solely to emote emotions that do not belong in this debate.
The attempt to equate the gay marriage movement to the civil rights movement is misplaced. One cannot change the color of one's skin but we can choose our behavior. It is an affront to those that suffered in slavery and those that toiled to see its downfall to put same sex marriage in the same classification.
The Bible does teach us to "love one another"…even those who have wronged us or whom we disagree with. However, there are standards that God makes clear in His Word and there will be accountability to God for how we chose to live according to those standards. Genesis 2:24 states: "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." The Bible is very clear
on this matter and does seem to require any "interpretation" as suggested.
Rich Glass
Wilmington, Ohio

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Dear Source:
The recent letter to VI Source in support of gay marriage has motivated me to a need to respond. The author, like many others in the gay marriage movement, accuses those opposed to gay marriage of being "bigots" and spewing "hate". Since when did it become bigotry and hateful to have a different opinion? Is the reverse therefore also true that those who disagree with people who support the traditional definition of marriage are bigots and hate mongers...I don't think so. These terms are used solely to emote emotions that do not belong in this debate.
The attempt to equate the gay marriage movement to the civil rights movement is misplaced. One cannot change the color of one's skin but we can choose our behavior. It is an affront to those that suffered in slavery and those that toiled to see its downfall to put same sex marriage in the same classification.
The Bible does teach us to "love one another"...even those who have wronged us or whom we disagree with. However, there are standards that God makes clear in His Word and there will be accountability to God for how we chose to live according to those standards. Genesis 2:24 states: "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." The Bible is very clear
on this matter and does seem to require any "interpretation" as suggested.
Rich Glass
Wilmington, Ohio

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to visource@gmail.com.