The S.F. Chronicle had a front page article about the upcoming California Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage titled Churches Weigh in on Same Sex Marriage. The article talks about the briefs that groups can send to the court, either for or against the court case. Kenneth Starr, the persecutor of Clinton, has been hired by a group of churches that are against gay marriage. The biggest lie? Read this:
His clients’ argument is not based on their religious beliefs, he said, but on "historical and sociological facts about what marriage has always been across time and cultures," and on the doctrine that courts must let the people and their representatives decide such fundamental questions.
You have got to be kidding me! So churches hire this guy not because of their religious beliefs, but because of facts? If these churches aren’t trying to push their religious beliefs on the rest of us in this issue then I will eat this computer. What a load of crap. And Mr. Starr and his clients had better do some reading of history since marriage, until very recently, was all about property rights and the ultimate right of the husband. The wife was just someone who had to take care of the kids and hopefully came with a hefty dowry. Anyway, I was mad enough that I wrote a letter to the editor of the Chronicle:
Editor–A religious belief against same-sex marriage should not be allowed to become a law which is then forced down the throat of every citizen. That is religious persecution. Some churches and synagogues are against same sex marriage purely for religious reasons. Kenneth Starr is lying when he stated that his clients (members of religious organizations) are not basing their thoughts on their religious beliefs. How many times have we heard ‘Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve’? Why is it that Kenneth Starr and the people he represents are not going after people who have been divorced? Surely God hates divorce (Mal. 2:16), and Christ only allowed it in the case of adultery. But we do not see Kenneth Starr and his group trying to keep divorcees from marrying (again), or adopting children, or getting equal rights. Once again these groups are picking and choosing what scripture they want to believe, and they are trying to force the rest of us to live by it. Let’s hope the California State Supreme Court makes the right decision.
We’ll see if it gets published.