Get back to the key issues of drugs and jobs in Ohio

In response to the report on gay marriage.

Gay marriage, what is it? It is not marriage at all. It is two men or two women choosing to live together, “cohabitate.” It is no different than a man and a woman living together without the benefit of marriage. It is a sin. Why does this federal judge, Timothy Black in southern Ohio, think he has the right to go against the will of the people in Ohio that voted against allowing “gay” marriages in our state in 2004? We the people in the state of Ohio made our feelings clear. Doesn’t this judge have enough to do? Shouldn’t he try to help keep our state safe by putting criminals in jail not taking sides on our rights as Ohioans to keep our state one with a moral foundation and family values?

The judge said our law was unconstitutional because it goes against the equal protection law. That is just ridiculous. It is all about money. If a person is married, they can get benefits from their spouse; but if they are not, they can’t. If a loved one dies and they are not married, they can’t get spouses benefits. That is what this is all about. I am sick to death of the gay activist pushing their lifestyle on me and my family. If that is the lifestyle they want, well, keep it to themselves. As for equal protection, people who are gay get the same rights as anyone else who is single.

They are not married. Marriage is between one man and one woman. In the Bible, Adam married Eve, not two or three women, and Adam did not marry a man.

When Jesus was asked about divorce he said with man’s sinful heart is where divorce came from but marriage is for all time to the same person. The Bible also says that it is an abomination for men to lust after their own kind. Judge Black,

I am an Ohioan and I love my state and I don’t want to have gay marriage performed or recognized in our state. It is not unconstitutional, but it is immoral.

If you really want to help our state, then get the drugs out and help stop crime in our state and bring in jobs that will help Ohioans get back to work.

Joan Barton

Coal Run