LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop worrying about feelings

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Although I am Jewish, I have great respect for the Catholic Church, new Pope Francis and Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington (“Cardinals: Church needs to ensure marriage defense isn’t attack on gays,” Web, Sunday).

The article said “they do not want to see the church’s defense of traditional marriage be construed as bigotry or an attack on a particular group.” When did we become a nation explaining why we oppose something considered immoral or illegal? Isn’t that what religion is supposed to teach? Is it bigotry for us to take legal action against terrorists, murderers, pedophiles and/or gang members? After all, don’t these “particular groups” feel attacked? Wake up, America. We are the ones being attacked.

JACQUELINE A. POSTAL

Silver Spring

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