I find myself compelled to comment on the tone and content of some of the letters regarding marriage.

I believe marriage is a civil choice and right, or there would be no need to go to town or city offices for a marriage license. People may choose to make it a religious ceremony, that’s a religious right, but it has no bearing on the civil license.

People are so quick to quote biblical scripture, often Leviticus 18:22, but there are several other passages they seem to overlook or ignore. For example, a choice that sanctions the selling of a daughter into slavery, or another specifying who gets to kill the people who force workers to work on the Sabbath.

In the end, what is most important for people is to be kind, considerate, compassionate, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

I invite anyone to logically explain how two people who love each other and get married would endanger anyone else’s marriage.
What is obscene is the 56 percent divorce rate of heterosexuals.

I say, welcome people, and I pray that they can do a better job with the state of marriage than we have.

Linda Therrien, Jay


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