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Ill-conceived dogma

To the Editor:

The Feb. 25 anti-same-sex marriage “rally” stood for nothing more than what it was: a group of small-minded people who felt the need to attack what they didn’t want to take the time to understand. There was nothing noble in their message.

They weren’t fighting for the rights of workers to safe working conditions or of immigrants to achieve citizenship.

They weren’t championing the rights of the poor to affordable health care or of the homeless to a place to live. Their message was steeped in bigotry and ignorance and hate.

Their rally was not about asserting or protecting rights. It was about impeding and preventing rights.

It was about keeping others from being able to have what the rally members already have.

How can a group such as the Lake County or McHenry County Right to Life be so hypocritical as to preach that every person has the right to be born, but not the right to live as they choose?

Probably the weakest link in their “message” was their pathetic use of little children holding anti-same sex marriage signs to help spread their ill-conceived dogma. It is doubtful that an elementary school-aged child holding a sign that read “One man, one woman” has given much thought to the issue.

What can they possibly find so wrong about two people of the same sex wanting to commit to each other? Doesn’t such a public expression of commitment actually make for a stronger society?

Brian K. Stevens

Woodstock

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