To the editor:
This is a response to Carl Burkhead’s recent letter regarding the Defense of Marriage Act (Public Forum, March 1).
Dear Mr. Burkhead: This is a free country. You are entitled to your opinion, welcome to believe anything that you wish and free to worship (or not) as you see fit. However, our government is secular. We are not a theocracy beholden to any religious ideology. Biblical scripture, the Christian concept of sin and the Christian definition of marriage are irrelevant to the issue at hand regarding the Defense of Marriage Act. This is a civil rights issue.