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Religious beliefs?

Published on -2/9/2014, 1:52 PM

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Religious beliefs?

The bill currently being debated in the Kansas Legislature that would allow business owners to deny legal marriage benefits to their same-sex marriage employees based on the owner's religious beliefs would go far to preserve our religious freedoms and our Christian values.

But why stop at this one sin? Shouldn't Christian business owners be free to deny marriage benefits to their adulterous employees who are married to their second or third spouses? Exodus and Deuteronomy both say, "Though shall not commit adultery."

Although I can't find Jesus saying anything about gay marriage, or even homosexuality, he more than once quite clearly in Matthew reinforces the law, "You shall not commit adultery." In Mark, I read where Jesus said, "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her." So Jesus makes it quite clear that, even though you get divorced from your first wife, marrying a second wife constitutes adultery.

Just because most churches seem to ignore the sinful state of their remarried members, even allowing them to sit in the pews next to each other and hold hands (what an abomination), it doesn't mean business owners have to accommodate their sinful ways. It is quite apparent to me God hates adultery and would not want me supporting this sinful lifestyle in any way, shape or form.

Jesus, my Lord and Savior, seems to think adultery is a much greater sin than homosexuality. Yet the government requires I must continue paying marriage benefits to my adulterous employees. What a blatant denial of my constitutional right to run my business under the guidelines of my faith. I only hope the legislators pushing this anti-gay marriage legislation are making sure there are no adulterers in their midst getting marriage benefits from their Christian employers.

The last thing we want is the state being run by a bunch of hypocrites.

Identity of author withheld because the comments might reflect negatively on my employer, who now can fire me if my comments appear on social media forums, such as Hays Daily News online.

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