Founding Fathers believed in separation

July 13, 2013 

Several letters have appeared in The Bee complaining about the recent court decision outlawing discrimination against gay men and women who want to be able to take part in the legal and economic benefits of marriage. Many of the letters cite passages out of the Old Testament forbidding male-to-male sexual relations. Unfortunately, these writers seem to support the idea that their religious beliefs should be the law of the land.

A cursory look at the Old Testament will reveal that adopting its principles would entail a death penalty for children who are disobedient, slavery of men and women, polygamy, mass murder of populations and other crimes in the name of God.

Now you know why the Founding Fathers believed in a separation of church and state.

EUGENE ARDANS

Modesto

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