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God’s law is equality for all; just what would founders find shocking?

I am writing in response to Lori Nuzzolillo’s letter March 2 stating that “President Bush is correct to back the marriage amendment” with the reasoning that God does not approve of same-sex marriage.

The God I know is loving and all inclusive. I learned this love by attending this little church in Breckenridge (Father Dyer United Methodist Church) for the past six years. It has been a very enriching experience.

Lori stated that “People seem to choose which laws of God pertain to them Š These people need to study the Bible more.”

Lori, where do you get God’s law from, the Bible? The Bible states that slavery is OK. Should we allow slavery? Should we allow women to be second-class citizens as the Bible has them portrayed?

As for our Founding Fathers, many colonies sacrificed their beliefs in order to form a nation. They backed down on the slavery issue, so that all colonies would join the Unites States.

Lori stated that our founders would be shocked at how far our society has fallen.

Does that include our abolishment of slavery and giving equal rights to our African-American brothers and sisters? Abolishing slavery and giving equal rights to everyone is what I call tremendous progress and the acceptance of God’s word.

The loving people of this world will never stand by and let injustices exist.

What are the definitive consequences for allowing all loving couples to marry? They will be welcomed with open arms in the spiritual realm. There are many, so called God’s people, who do not accept this because it does not feel good to them.

As for the statement about our president, “He wants what is right for us:” the U.S. is a democracy and not a dictatorship.

The people will have the last word, not a handful of politicians that think they know what is right for us. I am a citizen of the United States of America and it is my duty as a citizen not to stand down so some politicians get to feel good enacting laws that they think are right for us.

My ancestors, on my father’s side, fought in the American Revolutionary War and the Civil War on the Union side. My great-great aunt was a suffragette at the turn of the 20th century and was condemned by her local newspaper, but she stood her ground and lived to see women voting in all 50 states.

I will not dishonor my ancestors, founding fathers or God. Every day of my life, I will be fighting for equality for all. Through my journey, I truly believe that God will be walking beside me and when I am tired, God will carry me.

We shall overcome, today!

Patricia McNeelege


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