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Protesters could use a lesson in manners

Posted: November 30, 2008 4:25 p.m.
Updated: December 1, 2008 4:59 a.m.
On Saturday, Nov. 15 at about 6 p.m., my husband and I were waiting to turn right onto Valencia Boulevard from McBean Parkway.

There were several Proposition 8 protesters on the corner waving placards that stated their beliefs.

One young man came up to my window with his placard and I gently shook my head no, as I believe in Proposition 8.

He looked at me and called me an evil b---h.

This young man does not know me from the man in the moon and doesn't have a clue as to why I don't agree with him. Apparently he has not lived long enough to know that just because someone does not agree with your beliefs, it doesn't mean they are evil.

I wasn't abusive when I shook my head but he was abusive to me. I am not a cruel person.

But I digress. I am a Christian who believes in the Bible and its teachings. But that is not the only reason I voted "yes" for Proposition 8.

In other areas there have been ministers who have been sued by homosexual couples because they chose to not marry them as it was against their beliefs.

I don't think that this should be allowed.

A minister should be allowed to choose whom they would like to perform a marriage ceremony for based on the beliefs of the couple.

If a homosexual couple would like to form a union of sorts, then they could do this through a justice of the peace or one of the judges that feel that this should be allowed.

A minister should not be forced to go against his beliefs.

Anyone who decides to stand on a street corner and share their beliefs should please keep in mind that when you are abusive to someone who does not agree with you, your abusiveness reflects poorly on your position and cements the other person in their position, defeating your purpose.


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