Thursday, March 31, 2005

Jesus, amendment both silent on homosexuality

In his February 2 column, Dave Seaton of The Winfield Courier, writes, "As the Kansas Legislature capitulates to demand for a constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage — and civil unions — we might consider what Jesus had to say about homosexuality.

"... Absolutely nothing."

What a coincidence. The proposed amendment also says absolutely nothing about homosexuality.

Seaton also writes, "The idea that marriage between one man and one woman is the foundation of our society is a contemporary idea. It is a good idea, worth fighting for." If it is a good idea, an amendment that states marriage should be between one man and one woman should be part of that fight. Instead, Seaton calls the amendment a "step backward" and claims the amendment "would leave Kansas a less open-minded, less diverse place."