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People's Forum: HJR-3 Don’t impose religious beliefs upon everyone else

Reader says some elected officials seemingly have never realized several facts concerning one's own birth.

Dick Myatt
Posted on Jan. 16, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

Thank you, Mayor Dick Moore, for your awareness of the potential damage if HJR-3 — the ban on same-sex marriage — is written into our constitution. Some of our other elected officials seemingly have never realized several facts concerning one’s own birth.

The first is that no one has any say about the egg and sperm that came together to form us. Secondly, we had no say about our womb environment. And lastly and equally as important, we had no say as to where that womb was located when we entered the world. If my mother’s womb or the mother’s wombs of the local supporters of HJR-3 had been located in Russia or Egypt, we would not be having this discussion.

Having said the above, those other elected officials do not realize or believe that homosexuality is designed by nature and is not a willful choice. It would make as much sense to have HJR-3 discriminate against all autistic children who came out of the womb, since autism is nature, not environment.

Lastly, let me state unequivocally that everyone, including those officials who support HJR-3, has the right to their particular religious beliefs — beliefs that give them comfort in this uncertain world. Just do not impose your religious beliefs upon everyone else.

We all came into this world by way of nature and were later shaped by the environment; count your random “normal” birth as a blessing, not a right.

Dick Myatt


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