All created equal, have same rights

To the Editor:

I don’t understand how voting “no” on the marriage amendment takes anyone’s religious rights away. If you vote “yes,” that will take away others rights, though.

In my Christian teachings, I was taught that we must be: 1) Tolerant of others even when they are different. Remember Jesus accepted all regardless of sin, saying those without sin cast the first stone. 2) Not to judge others. Judge not and you will not be judged. Judgment will be done after our passing by a power bigger than ourselves. 3) Educate those on the Christian way, for that is what Jesus was born to do and the reason for his crucifixion.

So the question is how I will be judged when that day comes. By voting “yes” I believe I will not live up to what I’ve been taught in my Christian beliefs. I will vote “no.” So as you vote, ask yourself, “how will I be judged.”

If the worry is a place of worship will be held liable if they don’t marry someone, for whatever reason, then pass a law that protects them from that.

Constitutionally all people are created equal. — Jim Storlie, Little Falls