Religious right views of marriage and immigration consistently incongruous

February 24, 2011

Having seen a fair sampling of letters on this page, I think I understand the current local Republican political orthodoxy as follows: Let's see if we can blame everything that goes wrong on monogamous homosexuals and/or undocumented workers.

The Bible is often cited as including a prohibition against homosexuality. But the same Good Book makes a strong case for treating aliens with extreme compassion, 36 times in the Old Testament alone. So it seems as if many of the Republican readers make their literalism quite selective. Their caricature of the Almighty is offended at gay marriages but has no interest in the humanity of hard working Latinos.

Paul R. Schlitz Jr., Baltimore

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