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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Homosexual activists should support atheists

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There is a lot of media attention being given to the quest by homosexuals for the right to marry, but most of it overlooks a disturbing reality of the homosexual rights movement:

Freedom of religion is an explicitly stated right in the U.S. Constitution, but marriage is not. Yet many leaders of the homosexual rights movement do not publicly support atheists' rights. How many times have we heard the argument from homosexuals that they follow the word of God because they go to church, too? The obvious implication is that worshipping God means one has good moral character and leads an ethical life.

Leaders of the homosexual rights movement claim to be the victims of intolerable discrimination, but we do not endure anti-homosexual slogans on the money that we must use to conduct transactions. We do not endure anti-homosexual slogans in the Pledge of Allegiance. NBC does not insult homosexuals while apologizing to theists for excluding the phrase "under God" in its coverage of the U.S. Open. Atheists do endure a president who thumbs his nose at a federal court that declares a National Day of Prayer to be unconstitutional, however.

The leaders of the homosexual rights movement make the argument for homosexual "marriage" based on the idea that it is the right thing to do in a committed relationship. This is not exactly compelling logic, but to the extent that it has any validity then it must also be the case that we should stop legally sanctioned discrimination against atheists because it, too, is the right thing to do.

If homosexual "marriage" is really about doing the right thing, then the leaders of the movement should publicly support atheists' rights, too. More than likely, though, they will not do this because it would undercut popular support for their quest.

They should be honest and admit that this is not at all about doing the right thing; it is primarily about giving the homosexual-rights movement what it wants. It is entirely about politics and has absolutely nothing to do with morality.

MARK KLOCK

Takoma Park

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