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Letter to the Editor
Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

I read Joseph Mistick's column “Francis vs. Daryl” (VND, Aug. 11). I don't usually read anything written by Mistick but wondered what Francis and Daryl he was referring to. I finally figured out he was talking about the pope and state Rep. Metcalfe, one of my favorite politicians.

I hate to be the one to burst Joe's bubble but there is no direct conflict between Pope Francis and Rep. Metcalfe. Both of these men know that homosexuality and abortion are sins against God.

The pope has no need to judge what God has already judged many times in the Bible. Don't look for same-sex marriage in the Catholic church anytime soon.

Did Attorney General Kathleen Kane take an oath to defend the laws of Pennsylvania? If so, what gives her the right to pick and choose what laws to defend? That right is reserved for Attorney General Eric Holder.

What authority does the Montgomery County register of wills have to issue a marriage license to whomever he pleases? He and Kane are incompetent and should be removed from office.

One final word to professor Mistick: In Colonial America, homosexuality was a crime punishable by death, as it is in some Arab countries today. Does that sound like the freedoms envisioned by the Founders?

Rudy Gagliardi


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