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Letter to the editor

Founding Fathers meant equality

April 24, 2009

The Founding Fathers didn’t want there to be any sort of religious qualifications for holding office; in their eyes, it seems, an atheist is as good as a believer to run the country.

In addition, not all the founding fathers were devout Christians in the sense we associate them: Thomas Jefferson wrote a version of the Bible with all references to miracles and the divinity of Jesus removed (known as the Jefferson Bible, or the life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth), and Ben Franklin was a member of the Hellfire Club.

Marriage, traditionally, is arranged, and certainly not based on love or mutual respect. Marriage also tends toward polygamy, traditionally. Your argument for “Traditional marriage” is ludicrous on its face, and you have provided no reason apart from your dislike of homosexuals to ban gay marriage.

People can no more choose their sexuality than their skin color. Don’t believe me? Try turning yourself gay for a day, Ms. Carpentier. See if you can “choose” to be attracted to women sexually.

Todd Muse, Arizona