This is in response to the letter from Robert Lacombe (Nov. 14).
Lacombe says his faith and trust is with God to protect people from the uncertainties the newly elected government will bestow upon them. If that were so, then why would any nation need a governing body? The populace could just let God handle everything.
My faith and trust are in the newly elected government to bring about whatever change officials deem necessary to, hopefully, benefit my generation and generations to follow.
Lacombe says that gay marriage is contrary to God’s law and is despicable, contemptible, disgraceful and dishonorable. I say that, in this country, all people are created equal.
Do his beliefs allow for full equality only for those he deems worthy of it? Did his ancestors fight to deny the vote to women and blacks? Did his ancestors pass laws in some states that a white could not marry a black?
Lacombe should remember that there is a separation of church and state in this country. This country is not governed by God’s law, but by the laws put in place by the voice of the people.
I would defend to the death his right to believe what he wishes, but he should understand that the majority voted, under this nation’s laws (not God’s laws), to enact and enforce the new laws without compelling damnation and bigotry.
Richard Charloff, Auburn