This letter is to Chris Turnbell-Grimes and all debating liberals out there. I understand the purpose of his letter to the editor on Tuesday was not to discuss gay marriage, but to use it as an example for his argument.
However, he states, "Does it hurt anyone if two men or two women want to get married?" This "it's none of your business" response to conservative beliefs is ineffective and weak, and a new one needs to take its place. Like abortion, liberals think gay marriage is a choice that each person should decide: like picking out one's outfit, what classes they'll take or their children's name. When you are going to debate with conservatives you must use rebuttals that can be applied to Republicans.
Republicans don't believe gay marriage is a personal judgment or something that can be taken so lightly as to say "Oh well, it's their choice." We believe it's such a big moral issue that it should be prohibited and unlawful. To say, "It's not affecting you," liberals are putting it into an insignificant, private decision category – and it's not!
So please, if you are going to debate this topic, stop saying it doesn't affect me. I know it doesn't affect me now, but I can still have an opinion and try to fight because I believe it's wrong. And later if it is to become the norm it WILL affect my children and their children through social customs and moral standards.
Freshman, Art Major