It's been slightly more than thirty days since my last letter to the editor, which means that they can print one again. So I sent them this:
It has been quite interesting lately
reading various people's thoughts on what the Bible says regarding
marriage, same sex and otherwise, and what Jesus did or didn't say about
it, but I do have one question: public policy-wise, does it even
As with every other issue, anyone can find something in 'the Bible' that
at least apparently supports his or her position. Maybe this is why the
founding fathers drafted a Constitution rather than just telling
everybody to 'read your Bible.' And why they make no references to
'God' or Jesus (or the Bible) in that Constitution.
We live in a constitutional democracy folks, and the U.S. and Wisconsin
constitutions both state that all citizens are to be treated as equals
by their governments. We don't have different sets of rights for
different subsets of the citizenry. So can we please keep that in mind
as we discuss same-sex marriage and how to live up to our lofty ideals?