Isn’t same-sex marriage a civil right?
No. Gay activists have worked hard to compare the same-sex marriage movement to the civil rights movement.
The reality is that during the Civil Rights Movement African Americans were literally being dragged from their homes and murdered.
They were denied access to education, health care, jobs and even the freedom to come and go as they pleased. The comparison is actually offensive.
Gay activists are claiming anti-discrimination because they believe that every adult citizen should not be denied the right to call something what he or she wants to call it. This is a straw man argument.
Aren’t opponents to same-sex marriage on the wrong side of history?
Proponents of gay marriage want you to believe that public opinion is moving in their favor. That simply is not true.
As people across the nation are given the opportunity to vote on this issue, they vote to protect the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The only time marriage is redefined is when legislators or activist judges redefine it.
Aren’t you just trying to legislate morality?
All laws are based on society’s moral codes. However, the fundamental issue is a distinction of difference not a distinction of value.
Marriage by definition means a relationship with one man and one woman. Just because people are in a committed sexual relationship does not give them the right to redefine the institution of marriage.
Marriage cannot be arbitrarily redefined to suit the whims of any group of consenting adults who want to change the definition.
If the definition of marriage is fundamentally changed who is to say that polygamy or any combination of consenting adults in committed loving relationships can’t call their union a marriage. Isn’t this just a Republican issue?
This is a great myth propagated by the other side to divide and alienate. We are Democrats, Independents and Republicans, representing many faiths and spanning generations and ethnic groups from every corner of the state.
Can I stop same-sex marriage from being implemented in Maryland?
Yes. Vote against Question 6 and encourage your family, friends and neighbors to do the same.
Pastor Bruce McBride
Calvary Baptist Church
Isn’t same-sex marriage a civil right?
We’re certain that Donald Rumsfeld, who served as Secretary of Defense under Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, echoes what many Americans feel about the complexity of filing income tax returns.
When he filed his return, Rumsfeld sent the following letter to the Internal Revenue Service:
The first step
If all goes as planned, Frostburg State University will one day offer a doctorate in nursing, a physician’s assistant program and a new health sciences building on campus.
Where to look
Drive anywhere in Maryland and it seems there is one highway construction project after another. While it is good to see our roads and bridges being upgraded, it can be nerve-wracking for anyone traveling a long distance.
Public libraries remain one of the best uses of taxpayer dollars. They are open to all. Young or old, poor or wealthy, residents can use computers and read current magazines and newspapers. Compact discs featuring a wide variety of music and
movies on DVD may be checked out in addition to novels and other books.
Legislation that increases hunting oppportunities on Sundays in Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties has passed the Maryland General Assembly and reached the governor’s desk.
One cannot compromise on God’s word
A recent letter asked, “What is it about compromises that seem so undesirable?” Most of us are familiar with John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” The next verse goes on to say, “For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him”
Ballpark project a partnership, not a government handout
To the Editor:
Regarding Mark Nelson’s recent objection to county government assistance to exploring the placement of a minor league baseball team in the Cumberland region, I would answer that the project should be considered a partnership between private enterprise and government. The private support would come by way of donations collected from local citizens, currently banked through the Dapper Dan Club.
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Decriminalizing marijuana lines pockets of drug cartel
Has the Maryland government decided they like contributing to the drug cartel? Their new decriminalization of marijuana does nothing but line the pockets of the cartel.
We’ve never been big fans of speed cameras, primarily for two reasons. First, because the cameras are not always accurate, and secondly because many jurisdictions seem to create revenue by installing cameras and issuing high numbers of speeding tickets.
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