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?
Canal Place Authority has no business withholding names
The recent Times-News editorial raising questions about the mandatory secrecy of the Footer Dye Works bids is spot on in my opinion.
President and Obamacare: Who needs Congress?
Being a fellow from a small town like Cumberland I don’t always really understand what’s going on in Washington. But I have watched a few houses being built over the years. I even helped some with one house, but my brother fired me from that work pretty quickly, mainly because it was his house being built.
Sweet Success Business Forum this evening in Frostburg
As a member of the Frostburg Business and Professional Association (FBPA), I am pleased to inform the community of the “Sweet Success” event sponsored by the city of Frostburg and our organization.
You can help United Way reach its goal
The United Way of Allegany County campaign for 2013-14 will end April 30 and to date has raised more than $430,000, which is over 86 percent of its goal. But there is still $70,000 to be raised in a very short time.
Support the March for Babies May 3 at Canal Place
At the March of Dimes, we promise to work tirelessly toward the day when all babies are born healthy.
The March of Dimes has worked for more than 75 years to help babies get a healthy start in life.
Celebrate Earth Day every day: Reduce, reuse and recycle
April 1 marked the beginning of April Envi- ronmental Education Month in Maryland — and with Earth Day coming up on April 22, Maryland has much to celebrate.
Support Canal classrooms with tax-deductible gift
While your April 17 article (“Park Service opens Canal classrooms,” Page 1A) described this exciting program accurately, your readers may be wondering how they can help support this new educational opportunity for school children in Allegany County.
Ivan Hall story brings back memories of a unique man
I enjoyed Mike Sawyers’ Ivan Hall story. It was well written and brought back some wonderful memories of my Cumberland days and especially, an unique man.
It’s a secret
Could someone enlighten us about why not even the names of the two entities bidding on development of the Footer Dye Works building can be divulged?
A Times-News article about the bids included an explanation from a lawyer for the attorney general’s office about the need to keep the names and other information secret at this time. Despite that, the logic of not divulging at least a little more information escapes us.
What do we do about those who weren’t criminals after all?
Now that Maryland has become the 17th state to (finally) decriminalize possession of marijuana, one could say that the legislature and governor should be patted on the back for doing the right thing.
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