Let Church Decide
In regard to Kevin Smith’s opinion piece in your Sunday, Aug. 7 edition, any Christian church should be willing to baptize an infant regardless of the sexual orientation of the parents; he/she is a child of God.
There is a relatively simple solution for resolving the marriage problem, and a constitutional amendment is not needed. The state should reserve the right for only the legally binding commitment, and it should be called “union.” The state would have to grant it within current legal laws, regardless of the sexual orientation of the applicants.
This would eliminate churches making legally binding commitments; they would still have the right to marry people and it would be up to their discretion to marry people in same-sex relationships. Most denominations consider same-sex relationships sin, and thus only heterosexual couples could get married and receive God’s blessing on their relationship.
This would solve the problem of same-sex couples getting legal rights for their relationship.
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