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Monday, September 16, 2013
John D. Stec’s commentary (“When will the attack on the family end?” Sept. 5) was a simplistic take on the LGBT rights issue.
First: Christianity is the dominant religion in America, but the country is not governed by theocratic law. Even if everyone were Christian, the Bible contains contradictory messages.
Sometimes it endorses punishment for perceived transgressions, sometimes it endorses ringing endorsements of love and tolerance. Those who apply the latter sentiment to their proverbial LGBT neighbors (who might be Christian as well) are no less faithful than those who don’t.
Second: The biology-based argument is equally myopic. Yes, a same-sex pairing will not produce children. However, in a world plagued by overpopulation, I find this argument overly concerned with hypothetical children, rather than the needs of children who exist.
Many children would benefit from their same-sex parents having equal protection under the law. Many children would benefit from adoption, regardless of whether their adopters are LGBT. And many families have benefited psychologically from accepting their LGBT family members, rather than shunning them or turning them out on the streets.
Stec’s vitriolic commentary represents much more of an attack on the American family than LGBT rights.
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