Demands Won’t Stop
Columbian, June 28, 2004
P. O. Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98666
Do not expect that issuing marriage licenses to same-sex
applicants will be the end of the controversy over homosexual rights.
Demanding legal marriage is simply the current means homosexual activists are
using to force the majority of society to accept deviant sexual conduct as
normal behavior. If the homosexual community succeeds
in legalizing sodomy, they will continue to push for more.
Canada, for example, has already enacted legislation that
makes it a crime punishable by up to two years in prison for anyone who
publicly makes verbal or written statements that could be construed as
inciting hatred against a homosexual. “Inciting hatred” has been
interpreted to mean openly expressing a negative opinion about homosexuality.
Thus ends freedom of speech in Canada.
The same thing could happen here in America. In a
politically correct society that debates the constitutionality of saying,
“under God” in our Pledge of Allegiance, forbids praying in school and
promotes abortion and homosexual marriages, who will next be targeted as being
intolerant, prejudiced and hateful?
—William J. Bynum, Vancouver
legalized sodomy in 1976. -Bob
Allow Civil Unions as Legal
Columbian, July 1, 2004
P.O. Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98666
In his June 28 letter, “Demands won’t stop,”
William J. Bynum wrote, “If the homosexual community succeeds in legalizing
sodomy, they will continue to push for more.” The U.S. Supreme Court has
said that gays have the right to intimate relationships so there is no
‘if’ about that. As long as we protect religious freedom in America, no
one need fear censorship unless it crosses the line into inciting violence
against gays. Of course that means that Bynum will have to respect my
religion, too, which is supportive of gays and gay relationships, if he wants
me to respect his.
Much of the activism that is currently in the news would
vanish tomorrow if civil marriage was allowed for gays. Religious
conservatives fighting to ban it will inevitably create a patchwork of
marriage-like alternatives (domestic partnerships, civil unions) which will be
popular with heterosexual couples who find them a compromise between shacking
up and marriage.
–Wendy Wartes, Woodinville email@example.com
Speaking Against Gay Marriage Won’t Get You Jailed in Canada
Forks Herald, July 27, 2004
Box 6008, Grand Forks, ND 58206
I have noticed a couple of letters to the editor recently
claiming that speaking publicly against gay marriage is a hate crime in
No matter how often this lie is repeated, it will never
become the truth.
The truth is that a section of the Criminal Code, aimed
at the most extreme hate-mongers, now offers the same protections to gays and
lesbians against people advocating genocide as it does to Jews and other
In the many years this law has been on the books, charges
have been laid only 11 times, against neo-Nazis – and such charges may be
laid only with the approval of the attorney general. Since sexual orientation
was added to the list of grounds, no charges have been brought nor have there
been any calls for charges against the many people and organizations publicly
opposed to same-sex marriage. Moreover, the law specifically exempts religious
If any secular critics of gay marriage feel they cannot
make their arguments without publicly advocating genocide or acts of violence
towards gays and lesbians, one must surely question their motives.
– David Migicovsky, Toronto, Ontario
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