Traditional marriage

03/13/2014 4:54 PM

03/13/2014 4:54 PM

I saw so many letters in support of “traditional marriage.” I’m sorry, I just can’t abide by the God of the Bible’s commands and sanctions governing marriage.

I could never sell my daughter as property to another man. I could never let my daughter marry a man who already has another wife or numerous other wives. Sorry, to those who like the phrase, “marriage is between one man and one woman.” The Bible says different.

I would fight like hell to keep my daughter from being kidnapped because the kidnapper can’t find another woman to be his wife. Of course I hope she would never be raped, but if that terrible thing ever happened, I would never force her to marry her rapist.

I would do my best to keep her from a marriage where wife abuse is not a valid condition for divorce.

I wouldn’t want her in a relationship where she forfeits all her rights to property when she marries. I could never sell her into slavery where her master could assign her to any one of his male slaves.

Guess I’m just different, I believe marriage should be between two people who love each other.

— Larry Gwaltney, Fort Worth

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