To the editor:
Proverbs 14:34 says: “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” Unfortunately, the current administration has decided to stop defending the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). According to Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation’s legal and social views have changed during the last 15 years (Wall Street Journal, Feb. 24). “Mr. Holder said that DOMA was enacted amid sentiments that reflect ‘precisely the kind of stereotype-based thinking and animus the (Constitution’s) Equal Protection clause is designed to guard against.’”
As a result, our national position is to endorse sin with its supposed rights and reject righteousness. God’s word does not change and neither do His righteous standards which define marriage as the union between a man and a woman. Since when did sin by a nation, group of people, couples or individuals become a protected class? There is only one way to protect against sin and that is through the saving grace and truth found in Jesus Christ.
I believe that our nation’s cancer (economic and other woes) is a result of our rejection of God’s ways. The decision to stop defending this law is a huge mistake which will lead to terminal cancer and the demise of a once great nation.