Letter to the Editor: Finally, a solution
BY Roy N. O'Mara, Tulsa
Monday, December 03, 2012
12/03/12 at 2:52 AM
I've finally discovered the solution to the controversy over the legal aspect of the abortion and the same-sex marriage question. There are three sides to the matter and each side must be regarded as a sacred religion as in any religious belief.
The three sides are: for, against and no position. All three sides are logical, therefore religiously legitimate.
Just as the federal government has no constitutional authority to recognize a religion, it has no authority in the "for and against" sides of the abortion/same sex marriage issues. It must leave these issues to the states just as they have left the death penalty in serious crimes. (If ever there is a religious question, this is one.)
This is the same situation as the Ten Commandments monuments issue. Why not leave this issue to the states? It is an absolute conservative political issue. If a state elects conservative legislators as does this most conservative state in our great U.S. let them erect such a monument. I think it is sort of a quaint and a specific symbol to political religious conservatism. It is a legitimate position, for heaven's sake!
Now, when the states finally get true political neutrality, when they get two strong politically, opposing parties, then let the legislators decide on this monument issue as in abortion and same sex marriage.
As an aside, many readers think the Tulsa World is "liberal" even though the paper was for Mitt Romney, a Republican. But such readers must know the paper carries fine columns on both sides of the political issues. The paper really is on the logical "no position" side, therefore religiously legitimate.
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