The Raleigh News & Observer declined to print this enlightening letter to the editor:

The Bible Does Not Condone Same-Sex Marriage / Consequences of Same Sex Marriage

To the editor:

The N&O recently published a letter full of erroneous statements about the Bible. The Bible most certainly does define marriage to be the union between one man and one woman in Matthew 19:4, Mark 10:6-8, and in 1 Corinthians 7:2. The Bible also condemns homosexual acts in Leviticus 18:22, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and Romans 1:26-28.

I'm surprised to repeatedly hear educated people perpetuate inaccurate statements about the Biblical view of slavery and interracial marriage. Same-sex marriage has absolutely NOTHING to do with Slavery or Interracial Marriage. The Bible never condones slavery, in fact, it was Christian abolitionists who worked tirelessly for decades to see slavery outlawed.

There are no references in the Bible against interracial marriage, only that Christians are not to marry non-Christians (2 Corinthians 6:14-18). Note that there were two interracial marriages in the lineage of Jesus Christ.

I lived in Massachusetts eight years ago when activist judges redefined “marriage” without the benefit of a public referendum. Only months later, children in all levels of public schools in Massachusetts were being taught that homosexual relationships are normal and acceptable.

Second grade students read about homosexual romances, and schools were not obligated to give parents the option to opt-out their students.

The rate of HIV infections has risen dramatically in Massachusetts. Four year after same-sex marriage was legalized, Massachusetts had to raise public funding for HIV/AIDS by $500,000.[1]

Is same-sex marriage good for our nation? Would the society of our children and our children's children be better if government recognizes same-sex marriage to be equivalent to marriage between a man and a women? I hope for the sake of future generations in NC, we will protect the definition of marriage as it has been defined throughout civilization.

Vote “Yes” to support the NC Marriage Amendment on May 8th!

Patty Cheng
Morrisville, NC

1. I wondered about the author's claim that HIV infection rates rose in Massachusetts after their courts legalized same-sex marriage, so I Googled for references, and found many, such as this one:

For more on how same-sex marriage has impacted Massachusetts, click here.

For more on the NC Marriage Protection Amendment, see: