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Don't judge lesbian and gay people; love them

I’m so tired of reading what the Bible thumpers write about the sinful lesbian and gay lifestyle. I have been a lesbian for 63 years and a Christian for 80 years. My Bible says to love thy neighbor as yourself and to not be judgmental. I have more kind and loving lesbian and gay friends than you can shake a stick at. What people don’t seem to read in the Bible is love.

As far as marriage, the heterosexual divorce rate is about 50 percent. My wife and I have been together for more than 20 years and, yes, we got married last month when it was legal in Indiana, and we have a license to prove it. We have every bit as committed and loving a relationship as any heterosexual couple and feel that it is only fair that we share in the more than 140 legal rights heterosexuals enjoy.

We are loving human beings and are hurting no one. The world needs more love, not less. And our love does not detract from or hinder anyone else’s life. If you met me on the street, you might just like me as the person God created, and I don’t think he makes mistakes. If you look, you will probably find a lesbian or gay person in your own family, and I hope you are able to love them.

NITA SEABAUGH

Fort Wayne

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