I am writing in response to the letters (June 14) by those who are against same-sex marriage for religious reasons. It is interesting that these people pick and choose which parts of the Bible they want to follow. What about "Judge not, that ye not be judged" (Matthew 7:1)?
The writers state that it is against the Bible for two people who are of the same sex to have a relationship. This is true. Isn't eating shellfish also against the Bible (Leviticus 11:12)? And I'm pretty sure the Bible also states there should be no work on the Sabbath (Exodus 20:10). Where are all the angry letters regarding those issues? By this logic, these writers should also be protesting stores that are open on Sunday and every lobster feed fund-raiser.
These people are using religion as a cover for bigotry and intolerance. "When you stand before God, Mr. President, he will spit at you," said one writer. Really? I can't help but wonder what he will do to those who choose to selectively invoke his name as a reason for their own intolerance.