In response to Kristine DeWitt's March 7 letter supporting same-sex marriage, I'd like to clarify a couple of things.
For starters, DeWitt calls gay marriage "same-sex marriage." Same-sex marriage to the gay community is a dirty word. They like to refer to it as "gay marriage" because by their standards the term same-sex marriage is not representative of their view.
To quote a speaker for gay rights at a recent Carroll Democratic Central Committee meeting, "We don't call heterosexual marriage opposite sex marriage, so why should we call gay marriage same-sex marriage?" My response to that would be that in our society it is customary to have titles for what is not normal.
Secondly, DeWitt is absolutely right, "liberty and justice for all" is in the Pledge of Allegiance. The pledge also states that we are "one nation, under God." And when we talk about same-sex marriage, we're not talking about taking liberty away from anyone, we're talking about the degradation of the sacrament of marriage as Christians know it.
If you look in the Holy Bible, it states that God created man and woman. Not two men, and not two women. Last time I checked it was still impossible for two men or two women to naturally procreate the good old-fashioned way in which God had intended.
People who are opposed to same-sex marriage are not out to keep other people from getting what makes them happy. Instead, they are merely trying to preserve the sanctity of marriage.
When the gay community tries to pervert God's plan for creation, there are moral implications. How can anyone say they love God, but not accept his creation of marriage between a man and a woman? It can't be done. Same-sex marriage is nothing but an outright attack on Christianity. Bring on the referendum.