VOLUME 3, ISSUE 346 | November 11 -17, 2004

Letters to the editor

Values-based re-election

November 10, 2004

To the Editor:

It is clear Pres. Bush will “save” the institution of marriage. At his urging, we now have 11 states with anti-marriage amendments. I feel so much better for my married children that all is secure in their relationships and they no longer have to work at making their marriages successful. If the president and the radical religious right were really concerned about saving marriages, they should have simply pushed for laws banning divorces. In that way, all marriages would be saved!

Some may say an organized effort to “save marriage” is just a ruse to trivialize, demonize and permanently make all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBT) Americans permanent second-class citizens. Just listen to Alan Keyes, Rev. Falwell, Sen. Santorum and so many others who regularly demonize LGBT Americans and encourage hate and violence. Just ask the parents and families of Matthew Shepard, Gwen Araujo, Sakia Gunn, Brandon Teena who were brutally murdered if these “family value” people are really “pro-life”?

It amazes me why so many people are concerned about what “other” people are doing in their bedrooms. For my spouse and I, raising three children, putting them through college, and making the effort in our own bedroom to communicate, show our love, and make our own marriage work, left us no time to worry what others were doing in the privacy of their homes. I wish for once, our leaders would define the moral values and ethics that they purport to have. Not just labels and “spiritual buzz” words.

Barbra A. Casbar

Edison, New Jersey


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