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Letter to the editor: Religious blindness and bigotry

To the editor:

In response to Jack Bartell’s letter about the overturning of the marriage law:

I am saddened to know that such religious blindness, and bigotry, lives in our town. No person, organization, religion, or belief should ever be allowed to dictate what is and isn’t right for someone else. This is not the middle ages, and we do not have to create laws that follow any set of religious guidelines. If two men marry, does it directly effect anyone else? No, it does not, so why care?

The comment that we are a “Christian Nation” is utterly false, in that even our founding fathers weren’t strict Christians themselves, and believed in a religious freedom. “One nation, under God” does not mean under any specific religion, it means under whomever you look at as “God”.

Why can’t we focus on the real issues, like poverty and starvation among our own people, than worry about who marries who?

Kyle Van Cleave

The Dalles


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