Same-sex marriage

October 10, 2012 

DAVID P. SISK, Richland

When Washington's marriage law was passed, a coalition collected referendum signatures to put it to vote. The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), with its involvement in defeating similar laws in other states, then promised to work with groups in Washington to overturn this new law.

A representative of Freedom to Marry, a marriage advocacy group, suggested that NOM "will stop at nothing to push its agenda, pitting American against American, minority against minority, family members against family members."

Why are we allowing NOM and others tell us how to vote on this issue? Do they not trust us?

We must admit that it is fear that drives us to deny this new law. But the question is, fear of what? Not the fear of God but of something else. Perhaps it is the fear of loosing our identity with marriage.

Well for sure, regardless of how we define it, no law can undo the union that has already been made by the state and by God. As always, God is in charge. Let our actions not be driven by our fears but by his guidance. Let us assure outsiders that we can decide this issue for ourselves without their interference.

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