To the editor:
This letter is in regards to the Robert Cook letter of Nov. 21. There are many gay-haters in the state of Kansas. Mr. Cook’s reasons against gay marriage are flawed and illogical.
He says 1) Religious, The Bible. Please Mr. Cook show me one passage in the New Testament where Jesus mentions or criticizes gays! You can’t because there are none. 2) Procreation. Well I did not know we were short of procreating couples. With the world population approaching eight billion we need less, not more, procreating, although we could use more educated informed people procreating. Also gay couples adopt unwanted children stuck in our foster system and provide a loving environment for them. 3) Mr. Cook states it is an erosion of our fundamental values. Well, Mr. Cook, I always felt freedom is a most fundamental value. Did anyone tell you you could not marry the person of your choice? Of course not, so why should gay couples be deprived of the same right?
Many say Kansas voted against gay marriage, but you can’t vote on civil rights. It is a good thing we did not allow states like Alabama or Mississippi in the 1960s to vote for integration civil rights. We look back on those days and wonder how people could be so hateful. Maybe 50 years from now people will look back and wonder the same thing about Kansas!