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Why insist on redefining marriage?

In response to Marjorie Anderson's letter to the editor ("Outdated medieval biblical scriptures," Aug. 8) I can only say that I wish Ms. Anderson could know Father Don Braukmann. She referred to him as the "good father" and, indeed, he is good. He would treat her with love and respect no matter how much she publicly vilified him.

It was painful to read that Ms. Anderson characterized Jesus as an "overzealous fanatic Jew who was bold enough to claim divinity for which there is no proof whatsoever."

I would encourage Ms. Anderson to read the New Testament which is replete with proof that Jesus is the son of God. If she were to ask Jesus if he is real, he would reveal himself to her. He said, "Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened."

Jesus is alive. He died on the cross to save us from hell, but we have to seek reconciliation with him and ask for a relationship with him. St. Augustine wisely said, "He who created you without your consent will not save you without your consent."

Ms. Anderson wants us to live by our Constitution rather than by Christian principles. She is apparently unaware that our forefathers were devout Christians and that our Constitution is based on biblical principles.

Marriage is between one man and one woman for the good of humanity. God created marriage to be between one man and one woman to procreate the human race. Countries like Japan, Norway and Sweden are no longer reproducing themselves. The United States is very near that point. Animals have more sense. They know instinctively that it takes one male and one female to create another animal.

In our society, we seem more concerned about pleasure and having no restraints than about caring for the most vulnerable among us, our children. Children thrive best when being reared by a mother and a father. Since men and women who have same-sex attraction are able to live in committed relationships with no interference from the government or society in general, why this insistence on redefining marriage? Marriage is not a "right." It is a sacrament created by God for the good of humanity.