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Let God be judge of morality, leave it out of our laws
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I write in response to the letters of Paul Barnes and Duane Jones in your July 11 edition. They write of their opinion on the Supreme Court decision to do away with the law that made it illegal for gays and lesbians to wed.

There is a great lesson to be learned here. Our country’s history is littered with examples of trying to legislate morality and the injustices we have placed on our American citizens — whether it’s prohibition, denying women the right to vote, Jim Crow laws in the South and, up until recently, making it illegal for two people who love each other to be married.

If these people are to be believed, our country, which has survived so much, will be undone by love. Perhaps the most surprising thing to me is their need to help God be God. I’m pretty sure God doesn’t need their help. The God of Sodom and Gomorrah is the same God as today. The God that Mr. Barnes and Mr. Jones love is quite capable of being all of our judge.

So why don’t we chill and let God be God. The difference between God and Mr. Barnes and Mr. Jones is God doesn’t think he’s Paul Barnes and Duane Jones. Peace.

Johnny V. Crumley
Gainesville

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