THIS painful:

We are upset because the argument for gay marriage is out of step with orthodox Christianity and Judaism and is seen by those who know the Bible as mankind’s way to make the Bible meaningless, and for man to insert his own sinful way. To put it another way, every time someone says that homosexuality is fine and gay marriage is just a “civil rights” issue, it feels like the devil handing us an apple to eat.

That came from a letter to the editor in the Baltimore Sun, in response to the paper’s endorsement of the marriage equality bill making its way through Maryland’s houses of government right now. I don’t usually quote letters to the editor, but that one just made me laugh. It feels like the Devil is Handing them Apples!  I personally don’t know how that feels, but I’m not a professional victim, as Fundamentalists are trained to be.  Well dude?  You live in a secular democracy, and soon you will have to learn to deal with the fact that no, your religious beliefs do not trump my civil rights.  So I ask:  HOW YOU LIKE DEM APPLES?