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Pro tradition

April 1, 2005

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To the editor:

Many on the side of creating gay marriage accuse the pro traditional marriage crowd of discrimination against gay people. I beg to differ; I'd rather call it the ability to discern what marriage is and what it is not. Marriage is not between two men or two women, but between a man and a woman. Judge it by religion, social history and civil law, and for 6,000 years it's been designed to be between a man and a woman. Yes, there have been variations based upon cultures, but it's still been between a man and a woman.

Christians and social conservatives aren't against gay marriage because they are mean or hateful against gay people. Rather I find that we are very loving towards the homosexual community. While we are tolerant people, we do not accept that marriage should be redefined in this state. Tolerance and acceptance have been blurred over the years, but the two are not the same.

Others use the argument of the alarming divorce rates, pointing out that the conservative community hasn't done well in tackling that problem. I say until recently I agree! That is still not a logical reason to change what marriage is. Based on secular history, and a Christian world view I will vote yes on April, 5. It's not an easy thing to do, but it's the right thing to do. God bless.

Justin Smitley,

Lawrence

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