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The right to speak out

against gay marriage

In reference to Thomas Lucenteís column about legalizing gay/lesbian marriage, the defenders of this issue are becoming overzealous in trying to take freedom of speech away. As a Christian and sinner, I donít understand the theory behind trying to silence Christians. It is simply a matter of witnessing what the Bible teaches and stating their opinion on an issue they believe is a sin. There is no one forcing others to live by the Bible, just informing them of what the Bible states. As Americans, we agree to live by majority rule. We also rely on our freedom of speech.

My opinion on marriages isnít the issue. I am okay with others living how they choose to live. It wonít change my relationship with Jesus. My opinion has been, from the start of this proposal, donít take away one freedom in the process of gaining another. Which seems to be a much larger issue at hand that is being ignored by those defending gay marriages. As a result of defending these marriages, they are lacking in support of freedom of speech. The argumentative attitudes are not about the marriage issue, itís about silencing those that disagree. So some people donít support your agenda. Please stop trying to silence them. If in fact, you manage to take Christians freedom of speech away, it wonít be long before itís knocking at your door.

Our rights, as Americans, are slipping away. Be careful how far you go in taking freedom of speech away.

ó Melissa Bowers, Lima

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