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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2008 10:00 pm

I would like to commend Carla Cicerello (Nov. 20) for a well-thought-out opinion.

I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor of science degree in zoology. Carla's statement that human biology and the environment are strong influences that guide our lives as human beings is correct and right on the money. Human sexuality is an expression of a piece of the human genome.

Unfortunately, the followers of some theological philosophies believe that their moral beliefs can be legislated. The U.S. Constitution specifically states that government and religion are separate entities. I believe the proponents of Proposition 8 were trying to legislate morality. One human being should be able to marry another human being regardless of gender. This is not a right guaranteed in the Constitution, but if you respect, love and really care about other human beings, homosexuals getting married should not even be an issue. The idea that marriage is exclusively between a man and a woman is based on theological beliefs, not on Constitutional law.

I was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended Catholic schools for eight years. I do not practice my faith because I have many disagreements with the theological philosophy of the Roman Catholic Church.

I too would like to commend Jan and Bob Mattheis for their loving words regarding the backlash to Proposition 8 and homosexuality. In conclusion, all I have to say to Ken Owen is: Mind your own business, because you are not the moral compass of this community.

Frank Caruso

Lodi

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2 comments:

  • posted at 12:38 am on Mon, Dec 1, 2008.

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    Mr. Caruso - where in the Constitution does it "specifically" state that "government and religion are separate entities?" The First Amendment makes no distinction at all. It merely states that the government cannot force its own concept of religion on the people. This so-called separation of church and state didn't get coined until the 1950s. Since then, activist courts have distorted the meaning of the First Amendment in ways that the Founders would be greatly perturbed had they been around to witness the metamorphosis.Still, in this particular case, citizens have every right to vote on any matter according to their faith. To suggest otherwise (and in any way enforce such a notion) would be in direct violation of that very Constitutional amendment.Finally, your final comment to Ken Owen smacks of innate hypocrisy as you just voiced your own opinion in an attempt to sway public opinion. In spite of what you may like to accept, he could very well represent a "moral compass" to many in this community - as is his right and duty (in the eyes of his faith). This is what amazes me so much about the radical left.

     
  • posted at 9:43 pm on Sun, Nov 30, 2008.

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    If you are for homsexual marriage, you`re goal is a simple one... to define deviancy down.....

     

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