Thursday, 16 July 2015
There have been disparaging comments in the ‘letters to the editor’ section regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage. Troubling concerns have been raised. The moral integrity of our Country has been put in doubt. Alas, millenarian fires have been stoked. Let me be the first to alleviate these concerns, assuage these doubts, and quell these rapturous flames.
Affording homosexuals the same juridical rights as heterosexuals will not initiate the Second Coming. Being born gay or lesbian is not a sin. And, the fear of social and moral decline, mainly from conservatives, is completely unfounded. We are all children of God, made in His image (Imitatio Dei), fashioned by His hand, gay men and lesbian woman not excluded.
Merely stating these truths will not change the minds or eliminate the fears of those concerned about gay marriage. Appealing to science is of no avail when it comes to the conservative mind, as mass climate change denial on the Right has demonstrated. So, I will take the advice of a previous commentator and open my Bible.