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Letters to the Editor

Redefining marriage

To the Editor:

Our Supreme Court, whose job and trust is to interpret and apply the written Constitution, has, in the name of fairness and equality, instead chosen to redefine marriage, a fundamental institution of mankind that has always been the foundation of human existence.

The majority ruled that religion is what is wrong with marriage. They support the view that marriage is no longer what we all know it always was, a special bond with God’s noblest purpose, the institution that was never questioned.

We saw it as the rock and indispensable building block of family and humanity. By their precious new law, they say that it was always unfair, oppressive and needs improvement. In part, they made it a new instrument for benefits.

So say also President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton, who suddenly see the light. They, by their own new standard, were hypocrites all their lives, defining marriage as the great majority of Americans still do. Now it is a union of two entities (so far no multiples, animals or other objects of love), but we are a progressive society, so give it time.

A sacred truth is dismissed as old hat. The new standard is blessed (sorry, approved) by the state, as was at one time, prohibition. That too was passed in haste, after a wave of whirlwind propaganda with the aim for a perfect society, on march by an army of zealots.

We regretted that after seeing the consequences.

Miklos Magyar

Crystal Lake

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