A year can make a difference [UPDATED]Published 9:52am Friday, August 9, 2013 Updated 11:55am Friday, August 9, 2013
What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, the Fergus Falls Daily Journal was running stories against the marriage amendment, which I voted against. In memory, this would have put in the Minnesota Constitution a ban on gay marriage. Opponents of this bill used the argument that if this failed, gay marriage would still be illegal in Minnesota.
Jump ahead one year and the state of Minnesota has started its own religion in which gay marriage is legal.
On Sunday, July 28, The Daily Journal ran a story about Methodist Pastor Gable, who is worried about losing his pension if he marries a gay couple. Sounds to me that he got his calling out of a Cracker Jacks box.
This Sunday, there was a story of a Blanch Lake couple from Wichita, Kan. who was married in Otter Tail County in the United Dayton Church in Minnesota. I don’t care that these two men have been a couple for 20 years and I do believe that they should be entitled to the same rights as a married couple, but my religious teaching will never allow me to think of them as a married couple.
Jefferey A. Boll