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Letters to the Editor

February 21, 2014

LETTERS FOR FEB. 21: Kubacki denies voters a voice

I am disappointed by the outcome of the recent marriage amendment legislation. Indiana citizens were denied a voice and a vote on this important issue. If state Rep. Rebecca Kubacki truly believed in protecting the institution of marriage, as she has said, there is no excuse for her voting “no.”

Rep. Kubacki has said that the constitutional amendment was unnecessary because marriage is already defined in Indiana law. The problem is that state laws are being overturned at the whim of activist judges all across the country.

It is time for Christians sitting in the pews of our churches to stand up and speak up. With her “no” vote, Rep. Kubacki voted to leave every church and pastor in Indiana vulnerable to threats and lawsuits for refusing to violate our biblical and moral convictions of keeping the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman.

We may have been denied a vote this fall on a marriage amendment, but we do have a vote and an opportunity for our voices to be heard in the May primary and fall election. We need a state representative in District 22 who will stand by their stated convictions and truly represent the people they serve.

I plan to vote for Curt Nisly on May 6.

— The Rev. Mark Fishburn

Leesburg

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