Gateway: Opinion

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 16

Live and let live

I am writing regarding this issue of same-sex marriage and other forms of lifestyle. I do not have the right to inflict upon others my personal beliefs and that should apply to all. Respect others regardless of what they believe, isn’t that what “religious freedom” means? Perhaps a bakery or florist etc. chooses not to serve certain people and that’s their choice and right to do so and not be threatened to be sued and lose their business because they believe otherwise!

People should be allowed to follow their own path and not offend or be offended because we disagree. Life is a delicate thing and very individual and who among us has the right to decide what other people need. Hatred, condemnation and ridicule is not the answer. Live and let live.

Pamela Pugh, Gig Harbor


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