Isn’t same-sex marriage a civil right?
No. Gay activists have worked hard to compare the same-sex marriage movement to the civil rights movement.
The reality is that during the Civil Rights Movement African Americans were literally being dragged from their homes and murdered.
They were denied access to education, health care, jobs and even the freedom to come and go as they pleased. The comparison is actually offensive.
Gay activists are claiming anti-discrimination because they believe that every adult citizen should not be denied the right to call something what he or she wants to call it. This is a straw man argument.
Aren’t opponents to same-sex marriage on the wrong side of history?
Proponents of gay marriage want you to believe that public opinion is moving in their favor. That simply is not true.
As people across the nation are given the opportunity to vote on this issue, they vote to protect the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The only time marriage is redefined is when legislators or activist judges redefine it.
Aren’t you just trying to legislate morality?
All laws are based on society’s moral codes. However, the fundamental issue is a distinction of difference not a distinction of value.
Marriage by definition means a relationship with one man and one woman. Just because people are in a committed sexual relationship does not give them the right to redefine the institution of marriage.
Marriage cannot be arbitrarily redefined to suit the whims of any group of consenting adults who want to change the definition.
If the definition of marriage is fundamentally changed who is to say that polygamy or any combination of consenting adults in committed loving relationships can’t call their union a marriage. Isn’t this just a Republican issue?
This is a great myth propagated by the other side to divide and alienate. We are Democrats, Independents and Republicans, representing many faiths and spanning generations and ethnic groups from every corner of the state.
Can I stop same-sex marriage from being implemented in Maryland?
Yes. Vote against Question 6 and encourage your family, friends and neighbors to do the same.
Pastor Bruce McBride
Calvary Baptist Church
Isn’t same-sex marriage a civil right?
Maryland has stopped being “The Free State”
I am a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and, last but not least, the National Rifle Association. I am a yearly member of the American Legion.
Save the Bridge Program
Please do not close the Frostburg United Methodist Church Bridge Program. The community and many families need this program. Let me enlighten you about a few things.
Town of Westernport needs a police force and a curfew
Since the consolidation of Bruce and Valley high schools the town of Westernport rapidly deteriorated from what was once a quite respectable community to a community in a decline in residents, and along with that came a collapse in local government due to lack of knowledge and bad decisions that set the town of Westernport back 60 years.
One bad decision was to give up their police force, and with no constant visual law enforcement it has created an open range for drug dealerss, addicts, thieves, drunks and speeding vehicles that choose to ignore our city laws and speed limits and have totally disregard for the safety of the citizens who are on the streets, especially the children who are like deer, you don’t see them until their in front of you.
Financial gutting will damage school system
I am writing in response to the Allegany County Commissioners’ efforts to cut local education spending to the lowest possible level allowed under state law.
Cemetery organization plans events to mark Memorial Day
This upcoming Memorial Day marks the 30th anniversary of the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization (CHCO).
Outside water customers pay for town’s mistakes
The following is the opinion of the individual and in no manner reflects the opinion of any other person or organization.
We’re twisting the meaning of the Founding Fathers’ words
I really had to chuckle when I read a recent comment someone made in a northeastern publication: “I’d like to suggest that Congress make a tiny change in our Second Amendment that would more accurately reflect the Founding Father’s intent (to wit): “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear muskets, shall not be infringed.”
Their health benefits proved to be better than they expected
ObamaCare! Of all the terms the GOP uses as scare tactics, that one is my favorite.
It’s time to ratify Equal Rights Amendment
I have three words I want to say: “It is time.”
By those three words, I am referring to passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
Preserve these things for future generations
This is an open letter to the mayor of Cumberland and Allegany County commissioners:
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