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U.S. founded on bible's teachings

This letter is in response to atheists who feel that Christians who are opposed to same-sex marriage are forcing their religion on atheists. That is not the case at all. We are seeking to maintain and uphold the Judeo-Christian standards that made America great in the first place. Ask yourselves. What kind of country would America have grown to be without the Ten Commandments? Has America changed for better or worse since prayer was taken out of schools?

We need the standards set by the Founding Fathers who, though not perfect, based the nation's laws on a biblical foundation. The further we move away from that foundation, the more this nation slides into moral and financial decline. Immorality and greed rule in America today.

One does not have to believe in God to accept the fact that the legal foundation of America was sound. It produced a great nation, a nation whose foundation should be strengthened and upheld, not changed.

Margaret D. Pagan, Baltimore

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