If same-sexed marriage was really a matter of religious views, then it wouldn’t be legal in Spain where 94 percent of the population is Catholic, or Belgium, 75 percent Catholic, or South Africa, 79.7 percent Christian.

John 8:7 “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone…”were words spoken by Jesus Christ. It is not the place of mortal men to do god’s work and judge others, but to present themselves as Christ-like as possible.

Leave the judgments up to the God of  those committing these ‘sins’… By working to prohibit same-sexed marriage, these people are working to limit the ‘sins’ of others … if one man killed another, rather than decry the act, would you stand before God and everyone to take the blame on yourself, regardless of whether or not you even knew the killer personally because you didn’t prevent him from the crime? I think not. This is between the ‘sinners’ themselves, and their god, and has nothing to do with you.

Some will say that this country was founded on a set of Christian beliefs, and that’s true; but in the years since,  this country has grown to encompass  hundreds upon hundreds of religious sects and their believers. Our world is changing, and we need to be able to change with it.

Perhaps we should all follow the golden rule; if you do not wish to have me interfering in the way you run your life, I suggest you don’t attempt to run mine.

Rebecca Robichaud, Lewiston


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