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Letter to the editor: You can't pick and choose biblical laws

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:01 am

Rep. Robert Morris recently said he would have no trouble voting against gay marriage because “marriage is between a man and a woman.” I assume he bases that decision on his belief in the Bible. Therefore, I would like to ask him and his fellow legislators of like mind when he is going to introduce a bill to make divorce illegal in Indiana. The Bible is against that, too.

And, when will he be introducing a bill to repeal the death penalty in Indiana? After all, the Bible says, “Thou shalt not kill.” Then I would ask when the legislature is going to require anyone who has committed adultery to be sentenced to death. I would suggest that if Rep. Morris thinks our laws should be based on the Bible then he cannot pick and choose which “sins” should be legislated and which ones he can ignore.

I’m guessing that he wants to get this passed in the House and Senate without it coming to a vote of the people because he isn’t positive that all Hoosiers will agree with his point of view. Our legislators were elected to represent all the people of Indiana, not pass judgment on a segment of the population with whom they disagree. It is not the job of the Indiana legislature to “save us.”

Jane L. Roth