Sun Still Shines After Gay Ruling
News, July 10, 2003
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It is strange to this writer that John Giles, president
of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, would ask God to have mercy on America
as a response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision. America is many times, every
day, always blessed. Those blessings are in no manner lessened by the Supreme
Court decision, nor is such a decision gloom and doom about our future.
The Supreme Court has determined that gay people have a
right of privacy, not to be interfered with, to be treated like all other
people, and to be permitted to participate in whatever they choose in the
privacy of home. How can that be wrong?
Critics declare that if you permit sexual acts between
people of the same gender, those acts are in and of themselves illegal. Why
should something be permitted to married couples, and denied to others? Do
people really believe that sex between same gender individuals equates to
bigamy or child molestation or incest? These statements are used only to
inflame and enrage and create conflict.
All of us are entitled to be left alone if we are not
damaging anyone else or the property of anyone else. That’s the right which
we have under our Constitution. Those who believe in God know it’s a divine
The case is over. The decision has been rendered. It is
clear and concise. The sun is still shining. The churches and synagogues are
still open, commerce is taking place, and our people are secure.
—Karl B. Friedman, Southside
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