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This Letter To The Editor Shoots Down Every Argument Against Gay Marriage In Just 150 Words

152322-155791The good people of Fresno, CA, have been in a heated debate over marriage equality since the Supreme Court ruling last month.

For weeks residents of the conservative city in central California have been writing their local newspaper, The Fresno Bee, to vent their emotions, and a good many of them haven’t been so favorable.

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In a letter published on July 19, Mark J. Zoeller accused the Supreme Court of “usurping” the “sacredness” of marriage. Then he likened homosexual relationships to polygamy and slavery.

Richard Owen wrote into the paper on July 8 to ask just how long he would be forced “to watch their celebration, read about it and look at that stupid rainbow?” Then he asked, “When do ‘normal’ people get their voices heard? Is it only the people who are different that get the attention from the media?”

Fresno resident Carol Fleisig decided enough is enough.

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“What a tempest in a teapot!” she wrote into the paper this week. “The recent Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage has no impact on anyone who is not gay: no impact on Christians or those of any other belief system that disapproves of homosexuality.”

She then brought up circumcision.

“Does that belief preclude other people from not circumcising their sons?” Fleisig writes. “Of course not! Is there any public outcry against allowing Jewish people to circumcise their sons? Of course not!”

Fleisig concludes by saying that “gay marriage is none of our business if our belief system prohibits it. If you are against the practice of something, simply do not practice it.”

Word.

Read her full letter below and feel free to pass it along to your crazy Uncle Jim who watches FOX News all day…

What a tempest in a teapot! The recent Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage has no impact on anyone who is not gay: no impact on Christians or those of any other belief system that disapproves of homosexuality.

Let us be reminded that the Jewish religion tells its followers to circumcise their sons. Does that belief preclude other people from not circumcising their sons? Of course not! Is there any public outcry against allowing Jewish people to circumcise their sons? Of course not! There is not public outcry because people recognize that Jewish circumcision is none of their business. Each family is free to circumcise or not circumcise their sons as they choose.

Likewise, gay marriage is none of our business if our belief system prohibits it. If you are against the practice of something, simply do not practice it. Isn’t their biblical scripture about not judging others?

Carol Fleisig, Coarsegold