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June 3, 2013

Legislature should repeal gay marriage

I am deeply ashamed of our Legislature as well as Gov. Dayton for passing and signing the same-sex marriage bill into law in Minnesota. I believe our great state is better than that.

All three of our monotheistic religions, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, have taught for thousands of years, without equivocation, that the homosexual activity of sodomy is a grave sin. The Christian Bible, the Jewish Torah, as well as the Muslim Koran all teach that sodomy is sinful.

My Christian church (Catholic) teaches that homosexual activity is objectively sinful, and that we should minister to those so afflicted, helping them to lead a sexually chaste life. My pope, Pope Francis (in 2010 Cardinal Bergoglio) when confronted with civil authority imposing same-sex marriage on all of Argentina, wrote, “This is not simply a political struggle, but an attempt to destroy God’s plan. It is not just a bill (law) but a move by the Father of Lies, who seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”

I completely agree, and I hope and pray that the next Legislature will repeal this civil law, which is so clearly contrary to God’s eternal law.

Peter Etzell

North Mankato

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