Friday, November 28, 2008

Alabama (V) Congressman Robert Aderholt

Today Congressman Robert Aderholt, Republican, representative of Alabama's 4th Congressional District (1433 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515):

Dear Congressman Aderholt,

I write as a fellow American to urge you to change your stance on the issue of same-sex marriage. You are obviously a man of deeply held religious principles, as attested by your sponsorship of House Resolution 2045 of the 108th Congress, the "Ten Commandments Defense Act." Your devotion to the Ten Commandments is admirable, but if you honor the Bible in whole and in spirit rather than in part and in letter I find your stance on same-sex marriage difficult to understand. Does not the Gospel of Matthew say, “All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.” You have the good fortune of being married to a person that you love and cherish. Think how you would feel if the bond you had formed with your wife was arbitrarily declared null and void, if your family enjoyed none of the rights and protections that other families are granted by law.

The current state of our law is unjust and discriminatory. Marriage to the partner of one's choice is an inalienable civil right, one that can not be deprived by any government or institution. These rights will only be safeguarded for all citizens, however, when our Constitution is amended to read, "The right to marry shall not be abridged or denied by the United States or any state on account of sex or sexual orientation." I urge you to rethink your position on this issue, and to lend your support to this needful change to our basic law.

Thank you for your attention, I hope this message finds you well.


Andrew Meyer

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