To the editor:
Recent concerns in Kansas government have centered around protecting Christian rights versus denying gay rights. Actually, speaking as a Christian, we don’t have rights per se since we are committed to the Lordship of Christ. However, we are blessed to have rights bestowed on us by our Constitution; albeit, they are slowly being lost to other groups who don’t share the same truth.
Concerning a letter to the editor (“Party of bigotry,” Feb. 18) about why gays can’t enjoy marriage like straight people, I would suggest the following reasons. First, a marriage between the same sex denies that family an opportunity to procreate. Secondly, even if adoption is accomplished, the child is denied the opportunity to be influenced by a father and mother. Thirdly, health statistics show that there are major consequences of a gay lifestyle.
Fourthly, the cost to society of providing health care to HIV/AIDS patients is very high. Fifthly, societies/nations that have adopted the gay lifestyle as acceptable, are eventually destroyed from within. Sixthly, God cannot bless the gay lifestyle because it is sinful. The final reason is the most important: Gays cannot accept God’s message of love because the lifestyle is diametrically opposed to his righteous standards.