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June 1, 2008

You have to read this...

Following is a partial post from Seacoastonline.com. The author is a straight, married man which is made clear in the last paragraph in the full opinion. I couldn't have said it better myself. His published opinion is one of the main reasons that his prediction will come true. People are taking another look at the religious extremist rhetoric and are beginning to see it for what it is - an attempt to turn the laws of our land and the very constitution itself into specific religious doctrines. Can you say Taliban? This is well worth reading by everyone so, please, pass it along to a friend or two or more.

By D. Allan Kerr
June 01, 2008 6:00 AM


A great advantage to being as open-minded as I claim to be is that I can usually understand the rationale behind opposing arguments — even the side with which I disagree.

I recognize the desire of some to save the polar bears and preserve the environment, but also sympathize with others who see these efforts as an impediment to progress. I appreciate the reluctance of some individuals to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration, but know why there are those who see this as a way to counter high oil prices and foreign dependence.

I salute the people who want to divert some of the billions spent on national defense for the benefit of citizens struggling here at home, but also support the people who want to keep our military strong. I have a hard time, however, understanding why there's a segment of the population obsessed with preventing homosexuals from enjoying equal treatment here in the land of the free.

I hadn't thought about the issue for a while until the recent California court decision legalizing gay marriage. Now, apparently, there may be a push for a referendum in November banning such unions — echoing the push by some for a constitutional amendment to achieve the same goal. Think about that for a moment — there are people who want an amendment to the U.S. Constitution ensuring that other people will not be allowed the same privileges most Americans enjoy. Why doesn't this concept absolutely creep out every fair-minded citizen of this great land?

Full Opinion At: Seacoastonline.com