-- D.P. DILLON, Kennewick
So many people seem to be in favor of same-sex marriage. They feel this is right for their future and happiness, and because this is right for them, truth depends on their judgment, just as some people like oranges and some apples. But marriage is more than liking apples or oranges or bananas. Marriage is based on natural, moral truth and conscience. Truth and conscience are based on objective verity. Two and two are four, no matter what the coloring of the conscience. This is the first scholastic principle: That a thing is what it is, not what it is not. Two oranges and two oranges are still four oranges. They may be good oranges or bad oranges but they are still oranges. A thing is what it is.
The moral law seeks not only truth but also good. The good of children, the good of man and wife, the good of true love, the good of home and security. When some of these purposes are missing, objectively true love and sharing can't be fully present. Legalizing same-sex marriage and proposing that because it is legalized it is therefore right contradicts Christian as well as Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and nearly all other beliefs. Two and two remain four.
Truth is truth, morals are morals, nature is nature, faith is faith, and I am yours, in prayer and affection.