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Editorial goes in wrong moral direction

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Your editorial views in the Feb. 17 issue of the Daily Herald are an insult to reason and human dignity.

You say: "The Illinois Senate has done its part to advance the notion of human rights in Illinois. Now it's up to the state House." The reference is to the passage of the Senate bill on gay marriage.

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The editorial then proceeds to state: "Committed gay relationships don't in any way weaken the institution of marriage. It is not the government's institution to determine whether gay couples should marry." Yet you assume that the government of Illinois (and other states) does exactly that by fostering gay marriage.

The only negative spin on the matter is that the attention given to gay marriage and gay rights takes time away from budget considerations. How depraved can the editorial board be?

I pray that all of you will take some time to consider the nature of man and his place in creation. The family, being the basic building block of society, subsists on marriage of men and women who procreate, rear and support their progeny. This may be the ideal situation, but we must always try to achieve it.

To further advocate that the state House follow the Senate's lead is an open call for rebellion among the citizenry who the editorial board seems to regard as ignorant sheep waiting for moral direction from the Paddock press.

Your view on these matters has now reached the state of absolute immorality and stupidity. For the love of God, stop it!

Joseph Haggin

Arlington Heights

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