A letter in the Aug. 12 News and Sentinel/Marietta A.M. by Jeff Danner about the gay marriage issue troubles me. Danner focuses on Christians as the primary opponents of redefining the meaning of marriage.
While doubtless many Christians base their opposition on the teachings of the Bible, others do not. There is the simple secular argument for societal order. Redefining marriage opens the door for any number of unsavory and ruinous unions that might be sanctioned by an ever more "tolerant" populace.
There is nothing anti-gay about this point of view; it is instead a pro-family stance. One man plus one woman equals a marriage capable of procreation. One need not be a Christian to do the math.