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Whom will you obey?

June 26, 2012
Marshall Independent

To the editor:

I have been thinking about the young man who wrote the article, some weeks ago, "Worry about your own nest", regarding his views on same-sex marriage.

He asked, "Why would a person in their right mind choose a life where they are hated, potentially shunned by their families and denied basic fundamental rights?"

Please do not believe that all people who oppose same-sex marriage hate you. You are "my neighbor." (Luke 10:25-37)

I had an uncle who could not tolerate alcohol well. You might say he was born that way. He chose not to drink at all. We can make choices as to how we choose to live. I do empathize with you.

Some see the same-sex marriage amendment as a political issue, or a civil rights or social issue.

After Jesus' death and resurrection, Peter and John and other apostles were put in jail for teaching about Jesus. An angel set them free and they continued to share the good news about the Savior from sin. Once again they were confronted and threatened. Peter and the other apostles replied, "We must obey God rather then men. . . (Acts 5-10).

When it is time to vote on the same-sex marriage amendment in November, many residents of Minnesota will simply be stating whom they want to obey - God or man.

Trudy Madetzke




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