Friday, October 30, 2009

Same Sex Marriage

In reference to USF Continues to Honor Same-Sex "Marriage" Advocates of last Wednesday. I would like to reprint a Letter to the Editor, which I wrote some time ago.


The furor over same-sex marriages as fueled by our local papers, would lead us to believe that anyone who does not support it is a hate filled religious fanatic, out of touch with the modern world, or worse.
My reaction to a pronouncement by Judge Richard Kramer is expressed in this statement::
Your honor, I respectfully beg to question your position as Catholic and as Judge. The media declares you to be Catholic, but if you are a Catholic, how can you be so out of agreement with the religion you profess?
As a Judge you declared: “Simply put same-sex marriage cannot be prohibited solely because California has always done so before.” Is it not evident to you that that may not be the reason same sex marriage was prohibited? Just because something was always done, or never done, makes it neither right or wrong. There are many other reasons why same-sex marriages has been prohibited for so many hundreds of years, why did you choose that irrelevant statement to make your point?
You also declared:
“It appears that no rational purpose exists for limiting marriage in this state to opposite-sex partners.”
No rational purpose exists? Do you really believe that the millions of supporters of marriage between man and woman have supported an irrational position over the centuries past? What about the value of father and mother in raising children? Is that not rational?
My question to you, as it was to Mayor Newsom: What right have you to change the definition of marriage? And what right have you to contravene the will of 62% of the citizens of this state who have already voted against same-sex marriage?
In this case, I believe that the will of the people is the will of God and the expression of His law, which you profess to believe, but do not uphold.
Are not you, as a Judge, expected to interpret law not make it?

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