L. Godin: True expression of marriage

On May 24, Jean Grover responded to an article that appeared in the May 19 Sun Journal that claimed Maine was the least religious state. Grover pointed out that "religious," as defined in her thesaurus is, in part, "spiritual-minded, faithful, conscientious, staunch, wholehearted, ardent and God-fearing," and that definition made it sound to her as a true Mainer.

I hope she is right, but with so many people leaving churches these days (using any excuse they can think of), the label "the least religious state" might be right.

We can prove that "title" wrong come Nov. 6, just by voting "no" to same-sex marriages, and increase our commitment toward religious beliefs.

Public policy and law are meant to serve and protect the truth. Society is vitally dependent on marriage as we know it and as it was intended and ordered by God from the beginning of time.

Moreover, no one has the right to have the law or the institutions of the state call marriage something that it is not. Truth demands that we recognize as marriage only those unions that are the true and full experience of marriage.

I am hoping to see a large number of "no" votes in November — a vote that we can all be proud of, once and for all.

Louis "Bert" Godin, Lewiston

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JEAN FORD's picture

Marriage

I don't understand why people believe EVERYBODY should be forced to live with their particular beliefs. I am not gay but I do not believe I have the right to deny the benefit of marriage to same sex couples. If you believe marriage should be between a man and a woman, fine, don't marry someone of the same sex but what other people do is not your business. Personally, I think it is as bad as racism - denying people the rights that you enjoy simply because you don't think they deserve to have those rights.

AL PELLETIER's picture

Sandra,your right.

I also believe gay folks who enter into a legally binding bond should have every right afforded a legally married man and wife.
As I stated four years ago, it's very uncomplicated for a gay couple to introduce themselves as "I'm Sam and this is my partner, Jim" or "I'm Sally and this is my partner, Judy.
I can't quite grasp the concept of Sam saying," this is my wife, Jim" or "Hi, I'm Sally and this is my husband Judy, when they both have the same sexual equipment.
It's not racism at all. It's just plain confusing to us old farts.

Zack Lenhert's picture

Must we follow every word in

Must we follow every word in the bible?

Ephesians 5:22-24 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

Exodus 21:20-21 If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished, but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property.

1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men.

1 Peter 2:18 Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.

Leviticus 25:44-45 Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property.

Douglas Mac antSaior's picture

So, we should legislate as

So, we should legislate as dictated by your religion? Well, there you go Taliban Bert! Aren't fable flaunting lunatics the kind of people we're fighting half way around the world? Just because your brand of fiction is different from theirs doesn't make it more powerful or more "just" by any means. That's why we have that little thing called a Constitution...to keep your religion out of our laws.

RONALD RIML's picture

There's Religious - and then there's Spiritual

Often times, the least 'Religious' - the better.

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