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What makes gay marriage different?

For some heterosexuals the issue of gay marriage is strictly academic, that is, they can’t seem to relate and often condemn such behavior, quoting a biblical basis for their disdain.

I wonder if the tables were turned and the headlines announced a ban on divorce or heavy fines for those participating in extra marital activities, if that would be as academic.

Biblical scripture is very clear about divorce and adultery: “What God has joined together, no man shall put asunder” and “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.”

The commandment, “Thou shalt not kill,” is also quickly glossed over when our nation’s leadership says war is the answer. Who picks and chooses which scripture to follow and which to ignore?

Why does the biblical admonitions that men shall not lie with another man (which by the way, cannot be attributed to Jesus) outweigh all other admonitions?

What is it that makes the gay marriage issue different? Oh … I know, it does not impact their lives.

Marilyn Rosenbrock

Grass Valley

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