Who do Md. legislators think they are to redefine marriage?

March 10, 2011

As the state legislature discusses and prepares to vote on the bill to legalize gay marriage, I have two questions on my mind concerning the subject.

First, where did anyone, including the state legislature, get the idea that it or any earthly entity has the right to redefine marriage? God in His word defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman, period. God gave man marriage for several reasons, including pleasure, procreation and protection of both parties. We have a right to marry in this way not because the state says so but because God says so. The Declaration of Independence states that our rights come from God not government. If our rights came from government, then the government would have the right to take them away, but it does not. Gays do not have the right to marry and it is not discrimination to say that they do not. It is just a fact. God does not make that possible because he does not give a right to do something he condemns.

Secondly, why would the state legislature encourage things that are wrong? Instead they should concern themselves with things they do have the right to deal with, like a budget that is out of control and shrinking the state government footprint in our lives.

Dave Cornwell, White Hall

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