Don’t judge gays in military

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 22, 2010

In answer to "Another perspective on gays" (letter, Feb. 19): The writer has a right to his opinion, but needs to stop Bible-quoting to justify his opinion.

Reason? Evangelical Christians harshly judge gays (and anyone different from themselves) more than any other religious group does. He should read that Bible more closely — something about "judge not, lest ye be judged." America is still a free country, and the Bill of Rights still applies to everybody, regardless of sexual orientation or religion.

As to marriage between two people: Gender is not the only reason to marry; having kids is not the only reason to marry — it’s the willingness to make an emotional and moral commitment to one another that makes it an important step in anyone’s life.

He can believe what he likes, and so can I. He is not, however, in a position to use this forum to preach to anybody. There are heterosexuals who are emotionally messed up, marry, and still continue to mess up — making the institution of marriage between men and women look a bit shaky.

Maybe somebody should consider that a reason to forbid heterosexuals from entering the service.

Cmdr. Maggie Banks

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