It is sad to see a country that is based on Judeo-Christian ethics, reduced to making these choices, but that is modern times. With that said, if you want to marry your same-sex friend, then so be it. Go to the courthouse, but don't come to a church that is opposed and expect a preacher to perform the ceremony.
Just to clear Kirk Willamson's confusion (Letters, May 20), certain radical homosexual groups are not just happy with having equal rights, they want the ability to march into a Catholic church, or any church, and demand that the priest or minister marry them. If that priest or minister refuses to do so then the church or the priest will face the consequences. That is what we Christians fear the most, the government passing laws forcing churches to take part in practices they don't believe in. That is why the Obama mandate, forcing religious institutions to supply allow employees to chose insurance policies that supply contraceptives and abortifacients has caused such a rush to action.
We live in a country where freedom reigns! Why then, should only one group get to experience that freedom? What about the rights of churches and other religious organizations that are opposed?
Martin J. Pierret, Pasco