Letter: Religion has no place in legislation
Re “The true ruling is in the Bible” (Brian Fuller, Monitor Opinion page, June 29):
Putting aside the implied hatred of homosexuals masked by a seemingly happy-go-lucky tone to his fundamentalist rhetoric, Brian Fuller’s idea that the laws set forth in the Bible should be the basis for the laws in our country is ludicrous. That might work part of the time, but I am sure the shellfish industry here in New England might not like it. Although, they could perhaps just go into the “throwable stone” industry. It’s never too late for a career change.
While this great nation was founded primarily by Christians, it most certainly was not founded as a Christian nation. Benjamin Franklin said, “The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.” Our laws must be based on science and reason. It doesn’t matter how badly the nontaxpaying religious organizations would like laws to be based on their faith’s beliefs, it’s unconstitutional. Simply put: Religion has no place in legislation. Our founders knew it, the LGBTQ community knows it, and thank goodness the Supreme Court of the United States knows it.