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?
Concert Association season will bring stars to Cumberland
It’s hard to believe we are less than three weeks from the end of 2013 and we are already deep into the winter cold weather. It’s dark at 5 p.m. and it seems that the line “long winter’s nap” is evident in Cumberland. Or is it?
Now, he has the keys to their hearts
There are angels amongst us ...
I wanted to let you know of two special people who live around you in your town.
I grew up in Cumberland and have always loved the hills around “home” and the folks that made the living there so special.
One small gesture helps bring back the spirit of Christmas
It's Christmas — this year I have been particularly disenchanted with it — everything has been on hyperspeed to meet all the deadlines, etc., the economy, just a boatload of extra anxiety plus missing my mother, who passed this year — the Christmas spirit just wasn't in me — until yesterday!
Why are people still trying to take Christ out of Christmas?
I have a question for everyone and that is, why are some trying to take Christ out of Christmas from one year to the next?
It’s time to bury the idea of endless war
Our 10 years of brutal and unnecessary wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have left tens of thousands of innocent civilians dead and wounded, forced over four million Iraqis into either internal or external exile, killed thousands of U.S. troops, grievously wounding many times that number, and wasted untold billions of dollars.
Have great times, but keep in mind the reason for Christmas
His name is Jesus! Let’s all celebrate Christmas with Jesus in mind this season. Jesus Christ is born.
Learn more about educators before you start bashing them
In response to the letter to the editor by Judith Weller (“Don’t cut other services to meet educators’ demands,” Nov. 27 Times-News), I have a few comments to make.
Mandela lived life of courage, perseverance
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Nelson Mandela, one of few people in my corral of courageous leaders including Winston Churchill, Sir Thomas More, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi and George Washington.
Fiscal prudence during tight timess needed in education
Jeremy Gosnell fails to understand that educational spending is subject to the availability of money (“Letter reflects an attitude common in Garrett County,” Dec. 7 Times-News).
U.S. in middle of a Monopoly game that will end badly
Our United States is in the midst of an economic implosion that could make our Great Depression look like child’s play.
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