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From: Don Strietelmeier
Received: Sept. 13
In a recent article, it was reported that Cummins has joined a new coalition, Freedom Indiana. According to the goals and purpose of this group, I would say that Cummins is opposed to traditional marriage and the traditional family.
For thousands of years, marriage has been understood to be the union of one man and one woman. God has a purpose in this institution, and any other type of arrangement would not be any more than imitation.
The main purpose of this coalition is to oppose having a constitutional amendment defending marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The coalition says the amendment is not necessary because state law already defines marriage between one man and one woman. I would expect their first objective would be to defeat any effort to move the constitutional amendment process forward in the legislature and then if successful work to repeal the existing law.
Cummins says one of its reasons for supporting imitation marriage is to retain and attract the best talent. That seems to be discrimination against those who believe in traditional marriage and traditional values. It also implies that the best talent cannot be found outside of this group. But if Cummins thinks the imitation marriage arrangement is such a good idea, go ahead and encourage it and see how much of the best talent you can find in a generation or two.
You can judge talent and ability in the students that graduate from our local schools. Those who perform best are usually those who come from intact families with a father and a mother.
A Cummins spokesman says they “look at diversity and inclusion as very important and the proposed amendment sends a message of intolerance.” Are there any limits to the diversity and inclusion you seem to embrace?
Intolerance is a word the LGBTQ group activists like to use against anyone who has an opinion different from the habits and lifestyle they promote.
I would say that they are the ones who are intolerant. Can it not be accepted or tolerated that marriage is a unique and special institution that provides civil and social stability in communities and our country that provides workers and leaders for future generations? That is something the imitation marriage cannot do.
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