October 19, 2018
Letter

Evolution of marriage

It always focuses my attention when a supposed “Christian” group of “leaders” gets together to impose their interpretation of the Bible on groups that they wish to discriminate against and then insist that they are doing it for the good of the community. As I read, “Group fighting same-sex marriage,” I couldn’t help but notice how one of these “leaders,” the Rev. Ken Graves, is quoted as saying, “Marriage is God’s idea. It is his institution. It belongs to him.” I’m pretty sure, according to my History of Western Civilization professor, that marriage was conceived as a legal agreement so that property could be passed from one generation to the next. I suppose the next step in that argument would be that, “Marriage has evolved.”

It’s funny how for some people evolution can be a sometime thing. If your heterosexual marriage dissolves because two men or two women marry in your state, I’ve got a feeling things weren’t going so well in paradise.

I’ll make a deal with these religious leaders: No gay marriage if there’s a death penalty for divorce. And then they can get back to hatemongering and divisiveness against the next group that demands to be treated equally.

Arthur Morison

Hancock


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