To the editor:
Once again, the Kansas Republican Party has demonstrated itself to be the party of bigotry and hate. It is difficult to hear legitimate views on issues such as fiscal responsibility and state’s rights when coming from the mouths of those who try to legislate intolerance using “religious freedom” as an excuse for inequality and discrimination of those who are not of like mind.
Those who are in the business of “serving the public” should not dictate the personal beliefs of those they serve, religious, ethical or otherwise. Sadly, religion has been used for hundreds of years as an excuse for mistreatment, hatred and homicide of various groups of people. This is a moral wrong and should not be a part of any legislation. If you believe that gay marriage is a sin, then don’t marry a gay person! But, don’t make bigotry the law of the land.