In response to R. Smith's recent letter ("The flawed arguments against same-sex marriage," Feb. 6), it is quite clear to me that the writer has never read the Bible. God made it quite clear that a marriage is not made of two people of the same gender. Specifically, I refer to Matthew 19:4-6, "that at the beginning, the creator made them male and female, and said, For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. ... So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

And if more proof that God finds homosexuality an abomination is desired, then skeptics should read the story of God's destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. In addition, the multiple wives and concubines depicted in the Bible were also abhorrent to God as evidenced by the consequences suffered by those perpetrators and their ancestors.

Gail Householder, Marriottsville