To the Journal editor:
In The Mining Journal's Superiorland Voices of Sept. 9, all six individuals that were polled were in favor of legalizing gay marriage. I was told that the polling was done at Beer Fest in Marquette on Sept. 8. Could there have been a better place to take such a survey?
I am opposed to gay marriage because God is against any such union. Truth is found in the Holy Bible. If you want to know what God says regarding such unions you need to look in the Bible and the following verses: Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13; Deuteronomy 23:17. We all should show love to the person, but hate the sin. "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
There are many ills that affect our nation. Three of the major ills are fear, ignorance and apathy. The Superiorland article of Sept. 9 will affect the impressionable, the ill-informed, the uneducated, the young and the general public. When the morals of a nation decay it is followed by the downfall of that nation.
In my opinion our nation has been turning away from God and my prayer is that we can once again become a Christian Nation. We have been blessed by our Creator and God beyond our ability to even comprehend the magnitude of His blessings.
(I am) a God-fearing American patriot.
Richard P. Lehto