May 24, 2012 12:00 AM

Remove the Bible from debate about same-sex marriage

Dear Christians, It is not holy to hate. It is not divine to discriminate. It is not sacred to segregate. The U.S. Constitution, not the Bible, is the document that governs the United States. And it is way past time that you stop using the Bible to justify making homosexuals second class citizens. Christians have used the Bible to justify oppression since the founding of America. The Bible legitimized the enslavement of black Americans and the subjugation of women. Not so long ago, Christians used the Bible to justify laws against interracial marriage just as they use it today to justify denying gays and lesbians the right to marry.

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