Keep Your Religious Beliefs Out of Government

Dear Source:
He who is without sin, throw the first stone. Ed Cullen and Anthony Benjamin should preach love not hate. They should try to unite not divide. It was not long ago that blacks and whites could not marry. It was not long ago blacks and whites were separated. It was not long ago the Jews and gentiles were separated. It was not long ago that prejudice ruled. Is this not 2009?
Since these guys want to join church and state, lets add some taxes and laws to the VI Constitution. Lets add stiff church taxes and regulations requiring all churches to pay the government every time they have a mass. Plus all reverends, priests, pastors and ministers should take mandatory weekly tolerance classes. If you miss a class, you are out! Lets put language in the Constitution to ban divorce. The murder rate may go up, but it is a way to preserve the union. It will make you think twice before you say, "Until death do us part." According to the bible marriage is for procreation, so lets ban any elderly couples or couples that cannot procreate from marriage. Let's ban kissing. Your mouth was made for communicating and eating. It is not natural for people to kiss. Adultery should also be banned. Sounds crazy huh? Cullen and Benjamin should preach love for one another not hate.
Keep your religious beliefs out of government. Don't push or legislate your beliefs on other people. Learn tolerance and acknowledge differences. Remember Jesus said "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." (Lk 23:34).

DJ Lametzger
St. Thomas

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to

Print Friendly, PDF & Email