Breaking News Bar
posted: 8/2/2014 1:01 AM

Yes, respect beliefs on all sides

Success - Article sent! close

Just finished your article in today's Herald's Opinion section. Spot on, ladies and gentlemen! Absolutely spot on!

I wasn't sure at first, but as I continued to read I was quite pleased! What caught my attention was the statement that said: "Churches have that right and we, while strongly supporting same-sex marriage, also appreciate the notion that the civil right to marriage does not mean churches have to change their long-held beliefs."

As a 62-year-old Catholic married to a Protestant, I have been disturbed by the recent trend that promotes alternate lifestyles by criticizing those who feel differently, to the point of taking them to court because they wouldn't bake a cake for their wedding.

What bugs me is when I am called an intolerant religious extremist just because I believe some choices do not match my view of morality. If gays have the right to their opinions and choices, don't I as well? It doesn't mean I hate them or judge them; it just means I disagree with their choice.

Finally, let me say that your closing statement hits the nail on the head: "We are not judging Collette or Holy Family. We encourage others not to judge as well."

Let's leave that up to God, as we each understand Him.

Charlie Burke

Lake Villa

    Winner - 2015 Best Website
    Illinois Press Association
    Illinois Press Association