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Letter: Gay-marriage-ban defender selective about scriptures

Published January 28, 2014 1:01 am
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Gene Schaerr is moving to Salt Lake City to defend Utah's ban on same-sex marriage ("Why is Utah's hired gun fighting gay marriage? His Mormonism," Tribune, Jan. 24). Mr. Schaerr said he left his previous job to come to Utah to take this position because, as the Bible states "all things work for good to them that love God" (Roman's 8:28).

In John 15:17 Jesus tells us to "love one another as He has commanded us." When Jesus tells us to love one another he makes no exception. None.

I also believe that "all things work for good for them that love the Lord." I am against the ban on same-sex marriage. Does that mean that whatever the outcome, God loves either Mr. Schaerr or me more than the other?

"Love one another" is given as a commandment, not a suggestion. Just something we all might want to think about.

Roxie W. Campbell





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