When love truly fills your heart all fear vanishes

In response to Rev. Keith Ogden's March 27 letter regarding the current “dangerous” homosexual legislation, here are some reasons we should oppose Marriage Equality [“What's Next, Polygamy Benefits?” Xpress].

Being gay is not natural. Real Americans reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, air conditioning and science in general.

Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, the same way hanging around tall people makes you tall. Scientific fact.

Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all, just like many of the fine principles this country was founded upon: women are still property, can't vote, and can be burned at the stake for acting strange or otherwise making you uncomfortable; you can shoot, hang, or torture blacks with impunity and they can't marry into the white race; and divorce is illegal.

Real marriage (straight marriage) will be less meaningful if gay marriages are allowed, and it will destroy the sanctity of marriages like Britney Spears' and Zsa Zsa Gábor’s.

The only valid marriages sanctioned by the bible are those that produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and those over the age of 50 shouldn't be allowed to marry as our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children!

Most obviously, gay couples will raise gay children just like straight couples raise straight children. This should be glaringly clear to all but the most abundantly ignorant.

Gay marriage isn't supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we only have one religion in America, the one brought over by Christopher Columbus when he founded our country. And he founded this country on the King James version of the Bible, written in plain English just like Jesus spoke.

Children can never succeed without a male and female role models at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

And now — without wit or sarcasm I have to say to Mr. Ogden: When Love fills your heart — truly fills it — all fear vanishes.

I hope you discover it.

— Anderson Long
Asheville

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