This is in response to Glenn Calderwood’s letter to the editor in the Altoona Mirror on Oct. 25.
With all due respect to Calderwood, his entire letter is hypocritical.
Calderwood believes, based on his religion, that same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry. He, from the sounds of the letter, believes that the state should not be allowed to tell the church that they have no say in the matter, and must marry same sex couples.
He feels this will cause the church to ” fall apart.” He is trying to force his beliefs onto others – something, from the sounds of the letter, he considers to be wrong when the shoe is on the other foot. He doesn’t want the state to tell the church what to do, yet he feels it’s OK to tell same-sex couples all over that they are not allowed to marry because his religion, and the church, say it’s not OK.
I could go on and on with this, and I know it probably would never change Calderwood’s mind, or the mind of people who think like him. For some reason, their religion, which preaches love and understanding, doesn’t seem to extend to same-sex couples who want to marry and spend the rest of their lives together.
I agree with Calderwood on one thing: “State should be separate from church.”