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Friday, July 1st, 2005

   It might surprise some people when I say that I agree with Dr. James Dobson when the “Focus on the Family” says this in regards to marriage.

Marriage is a sacred, legal, and social union ordained by God to be a life-long, sexually exclusive relationship between one man and one woman.

   Marriage should be looked at as a very sacred matter, something that is never taken lightly. I believe that the reason that divorce is at an all time high is because marriage is not being looked at as a sacred advent. In today’s world the old fashion courtship has flown out the window. People rush into marriage without knowing what they are getting into and often the only bond they share is the bedroom. It bothers me when we focus on the gays and forget that we heterosexuals have marriage problems that the Church should be addressing. I question how productive such words of Dr. Dobson are;

Focus on the Family holds this institution in highest esteem, and strongly opposes any legal sanction of marriage counterfeits, such as the legalization of same-sex “marriage” or the granting of marriage-like benefits to same-sex couples, cohabiting couples, or any other non-marital relationship.

   I understand keeping marriage between a man and a woman but when we turn around and say that even “civil unions” should not be allowed I question what type of Christian message is being heard. Don’t misunderstand me, it would break my heart if any of my children or grandchildren were to tell me that they were gay, but I would never stop loving them. I would pray for them and hope they could have the happiest lives possible. I’m not saying that I would condone the activity but in a free society my opinion stops at my nose.

   It just seems to me as we are about to celebrate the 4th of July that Freedom should not be denied to any Americans, even if I strongly disagree with their life-style. It is my hope that you all will have a joyous 4th and instead of thinking about your rights, think about the rights of the other American.