Same Sex Marriage “Unnatural?” |

Same Sex Marriage “Unnatural?”

Peter Pohorsky suggests in his letter to The Union on April 16 that same sex marriage (SSM) is unnatural. While every paragraph in his editorial cries out for a rational response, due to limited space, I would like to focus on one key point.

He claims that SSM is “… objectively wrong because it is against nature.” Hmm … in all of human history there has never been a culture that has not contained individuals attracted to those of the same sex. Ever.

I don’t think Peter means against nature. After all, how could something that has always existed, and, in many parts of the world been accepted, be against nature? I think what he means is that it is contrary to the book of laws which he has chosen to believe. The same book of laws that contains, among others, the following proscriptions:

Don’t wear clothes made of more than one fabric.

Don’t cut your hair nor shave.

Anyone who curses or blasphemes God, should be stoned to death by the community.

He concludes, “In the end, God’s law of justice will prevail.”

God, I hope so (not to mention His laws of compassion and forgiveness).

Rick Silberman

Grass Valley

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