Who's infringing on whom?

| Friday, July 12, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

Concerning Steve Chapman's column “Nobody has a license to limit liberty” (July 6 and TribLIVE.com): Mr. Chapman has missed a big point on the idea of liberty. It seems that the group he refers to as being against homosexual marriage is the Christian church.

I believe that most Christians are all for free will, and that they don't believe in passing laws to make the gay/lesbian lifestyle illegal. Christians simply don't want liberals changing the long-held definition of marriage or to be forced to condone what Christians believe is a sinful lifestyle.

Christians have paid their taxes, and they give some of their post-tax earnings to their churches. The government so far does not do a second taxing on this money. But if Christians do not go along with the homosexual agenda, some would like to penalize them with a second taxing.

As Mr. Chapman cited, Methodists in New Jersey lost a tax exemption on their property, and Catholic Charities was forced out of its adoption program in Illinois because this organization adhered to its religious values concerning marriage and homosexuality.

To use Mr. Chapman's terms, it's a bit rich of homosexuals to complain that Christians are infringing on their freedom to infringe on people's religious freedom.

Janine Solomond


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