To the editor:
November 6, Minnesotans have to make some critical decisions. These issues were pre-government and prioritized by our forefathers through the First Amendment of the Constitution and the author of the first chapter of the first book of every Old Testament Bible. The challenges of today, however, seem to think they are above these great ones.
President Obama is waging war on all “people of faith.” When the Supreme Court upheld “Obamacare,” it gave Obamaistas renewed energy in their unprecedented attack on religious liberty. No government agency or official has the right to force you, me or anyone to violate our religious beliefs. Yet, this is what Mr. Obama has done, and it must be repealed.
The crisis is similar in Minnesota as we face same-sex marriage. Marriage was God-given and received by the human race when we were created: “male and female” to complement one another through the union of marriage to “be fertile and multiply.” (Gen 1:28).
Not every marriage produces children, but every child has parents. Marriage and the family are institutions that must be defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature.
Opponents argue that the amendment is about history and discrimination, but that is untrue. Gays and lesbians have the right to live as they choose, but not the right to redefine marriage for all of us. Same-sex marriage changes marriage from a child-centered to an adult-centered institution. It is unjust for the law to decree that adults are entitled to have what they want, namely partners of the same sex, while children have to accept whatever we give them.
There are no longer one-issue voters, but now many with the ideas proposed by liberal politicians. If we want to protect our religious freedom, our children and families, vote “Yes” to the Marriage Amendment.
Janet Anderson, Paynesville