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TO THE EDITOR:

In response to the column in last week’s religion section asking “what do we do?” about gay marriage: Maybe what we should do is live our lives as we see fit and let others do the same.

In my day, if a girl became pregnant while of school age – something strictly preached to us in church and at home as a sin – she’d disappear for a while, the child would be raised by either the parents or a relation, or given up for adoption, and we would be told to “mind our own business.”

People might gossip among themselves, people might personally disapprove, but nobody went out beating a drum and hollering about the downfall of society because girls kept on getting pregnant even though the Bible told them not to.

That’s just an example, but I think it’s a good one of how we can hold our moral codes and wish others would do the same but still realize it’s really none of our business and out of our control.

Live and let live, I say. It’s not my place to condemn. Jesus never did.

Sarah Sargent