Thoughts of some fellow Virginians

Came across some letters to the editor from the Daily Press in Hampton Roads about their series on the local gay community. I especially like the first one, it made me laugh:

After reading the May 13 article, “Gay-marriage ban advances,” I could not stand idly by without making a comment. If homosexual marriage is allowed, it will open Pandora’s box, and it will never be closed.

This is a Christian nation and its tenets of Christianity should be adhered to. Look at the first drawing of Jamestown; it had a cross emblematized in the center of the fort. Look at all of our government buildings and their Christian symbols. Read the inaugural addresses of all our presidents; they all gave mention of God almighty. Even our currency has “In God We Trust” on it.

Since 19 states have banned homosexual marriages, that sends a powerful message to our nation and the world that we are a moral society and reject the homosexual agenda. If everyone practiced homosexuality there would be no society in a generation. Who would give birth to our children?

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and voters of this commonwealth: Please champion Christianity and what it stands for; for if we do not we could end up as the Roman society did 2,000 years ago, “gone with the wind!”

Robert F. Southard

Obviously, this person does not understand the history of symbolism in this country or that to trust in God, one does not have to be Christian. Suicide bombers mention God almighty also, so our presidents must be in good company. Robert obviously does not know any lesbians – if everyone practiced homosexuality, then the lesbians would give birth to our children. I think the plumbing would still work. Lastly, it is interesting that Robert closes with the phrase “gone with the wind”. Psychologically speaking, he may be yearning for a time he would be most confortable in when his nation exemplified its tenents, he would be free to beat the backs of his fellow man bloody, and be willing to die for that privilege.

More letters here.

…I’m straight and have had no close encounters with gay couples, but I think they’re getting a bad deal. There is a gay couple that attends the same church I do, and I’ve seen the same loving, caring relationship that existed between me and my wife of 55 years…

…Why should anyone pay taxes and not be granted their civil rights?…

…If gays are created in God’s image, like everyone else, and they come with all the baggage God bestows on them as people, how can this not be part of God’s plan? … God works in mysterious ways, and we should be thankful that he created all of us, for we all have gifts to bring to the table. That is God’s plan…

…Let us suppose for a moment that this legislative amendment to “protect marriage” does pass. Consider this:

Will divorces cease? Will infidelity cease? Will couples stop living together outside of marriage? Will spousal abuse be a thing of the past? Will there be no need for child protective services? Will child support payments be made consistently? Will there be no need for foster care facilities? … So much time and money would be better spent on addressing these aforementioned issues than on denying basic civil rights to our fellow citizens…

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One Response to Thoughts of some fellow Virginians

  1. Tom says:

    The Daily Press published a column by Victoria Cobb in Sunday’s paper:,1,2536247.story

    There’s also an online poll on the front page: Should gays be allowed to adopt children? As last count of 1,378 votes, 50.7% say no.