Letters 05.04.14

Marriage’s Future

The March 9 article "Where Is Marriage’s Definition Headed?" has me angered and worried at the "flip-flop" attitude of many judges who seem to let good wisdom and common foresight be thrown into the waste basket to be replaced by unholy and dangerous rulings that physically, emotionally and, above all, spiritually hurt — even kill — future generations, and all in the name of "tolerance."

I know that it is only a matter of time when polygamists will demand their equal marriage rights and their day in court; when parent and child will demand their equal marriage rights and their day in court; and when siblings will demand their equal marriage rights and their day in court.

At what point in time will the unholy behavior be recognized for what it is (sinful and hurtful behavior) in the eyes of God?

The true and absolute definition of marriage is between one man and one woman and can never be changed to accommodate this or any other disorder of any period in human history. These misguided judges are creating a dangerous and slippery slope of destructive, unholy behavior. May God have mercy on the world.

Bobbette M. Davis

Tickfaw, Louisiana


Catholic Marriage

Regarding recent marriage articles:

Perhaps at a certain point it is wise to give in and let secular society define meaning to secular words: "gay," "right and wrong" and "marriage."

"Marriage" may mean a relationship between two living things, like a dog and a tomato, or it may mean the white stuff that falls from the sky in the winter — or whatever the court says it means.

However, Catholic marriage is a sacrament of the Church that only it, in its freedom of religion, may define. Maybe we need to defend the definition of Catholic marriage and not marriage in general.

And then perhaps we will be able to defend that only the Catholic Church performs Catholic marriages — and it does not perform "marriages." Or at least we can hope so, at least until this country’s definition of "Catholic" changes to limit it to things that only go on in certain buildings — as it now does in Syria.

Tom Salapatek

Canton, Michigan


Nihilistic Amorality

Regarding "How You Can Push Back Against Mozilla/Firefox’s Gay Marriage Thuggery" (NCRegister.com, April 6):

Thanks very much to Jimmy Akin for providing the links to protest the firing of Brendan Eich. I continually think of the "Fifteen Minutes of Hate" in Orwell’s nightmarish state in 1984.

What comes to mind as this sort of politico-cyber bullying is the scene from Casablanca, where the Nazis are triumphantly thumping out their marching song. Victor Laszlo goes to the band and says, "Play the Marseillaise." All the French people who had been quietly hunkered down stand up and begin to sing a rousing chorus of their national anthem.

I hope all the Christian faithful will stand and sing, as well, and drown out this tyranny of nihilistic amorality, which is paraded as love and freedom.

Jay Hochstedt

Mesa, Arizona


Not Going to Take It

Pertinent to "How You Can Push Back Against Mozilla/Firefox’s Gay Marriage Thuggery" (NCRegister.com, April 6):

Thanks, Jimmy, for inspiring me to contact Mozilla. What they did was shameful. I will never use Mozilla again. Count me as one of the millions in this country who are mad as hell and not going to take being bullied anymore.

Tom Heckel

Darien, Connecticut



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