To the Editor,
It is beyond my comprehension how anyone who calls himself a Christian and believes that the Bible is God’s word would vote against Amendment One. The Bible defines marriage very plainly as between one man and one woman (Matthew 19:4-6). I have heard the arguments that marriage between a man and a woman is already the only legal marriage that is allowed in North Carolina. I have also heard the argument that it is not legal for homosexuals to get married in North Carolina so why vote for the marriage amendment.
The amendment when passed will protect marriage from being redefined in North Carolina by activist judges and politicians. As we have seen happen in other states, the first of what will be many lawsuits was filed in North Carolina challenging our marriage laws in December 2011. Each of these lawsuits demands that the definition of marriage for everyone be permanently changed to suit the needs of one same-sex couple. The lawsuit filed in Guilford County is just another example of why the marriage protection amendment is needed and should be passed by North Carolina voters on May 8.
If activist judges or politicians were to succeed in redefining marriage in North Carolina in the future, there would be profound consequences for religious organizations, individuals, and society itself. That is the reason we should vote for the Marriage Amendment.