Monday, September 01, 2014

Which oath did he take?

6/28/2013

I write in response to Thursday’s Herald article on the gay rights debate.

It seems state Rep. Kevin Jones, R-Wellsville, is somewhat confused about his role in state government and wants to legislate his personal and religious views. In his elected position, he took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Kansas. He did not take an oath to uphold the teachings of the Christian Bible.

I write in response to Thursday’s Herald article on the gay rights debate.

It seems state Rep. Kevin Jones, R-Wellsville, is somewhat confused about his role in state government and wants to legislate his personal and religious views. In his elected position, he took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Kansas. He did not take an oath to uphold the teachings of the Christian Bible.

If he wants to legislate against what he considers sin, why not use a broad bush? He should read what is said in Leviticus 20-10 about adultery and enforce that scripture. But that is in the Old Testament. So are the Ten Commandments.

He should take an oath to study the Christian Bible from cover to cover and then tell us about all the sin he identifies and wants to control through legislation. Most important, he should take an oath to read the U.S. and Kansas constitutions and, if he cannot abide, he should resign from his elected office.

— Al Mettenburg,

Princeton

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