D.P. DILLON, Kennewick
In the last election, our hopes for an optimistic future were overtaken by moral losses. One development that should be of concern to all is the legal recognition of same-sex marriage. The redefinition of marriage leads to a loss of traditional Christian culture and moral stability.
Marital love between one man and woman is most wonderful and necessary. It is naturally fruitful and leads to the birth of a new generation. A child needs both mother and father, and nature provides for this need biologically. In comparison, a union of two men or two women does not naturally lead to children or to the true selfless joy of parenthood. Same-sex unions, by nature, are primarily concerned with the needs of the couple, rather than the good of the family or society.
Moral right or wrong is objectively true. Wrong propensities do not make right realities in marriage, any more than the propensity to liquor or drugs make their abuse healthy or good.
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Legal sanctions do not make same-sex marriage morally right.
Marriage between one man and one woman brings forth the children who are the heart and soul of the Christmas holidays.
May all families be blessed this Christmas.