In the Aug. 7 editorial "Some traditions deserve to die," the Burbank Leader chided the California electorate for the passage of Proposition 8 in 2008. The editorial went on to castigate the public generally for moral and religious views that have been used to "justify what everyone now considers to be hurtful, discriminatory means of subjugation."
I would respectfully like to point out that our very existence as a nation is based upon moral and religious grounds. The founders of this great nation fled a country that would not allow them to exercise religious freedom. Likewise, many of our criminal and civil laws have their roots in moral and religious principles.
So, let's be honest here and admit that much of what we hold today in our laws and customs has some sort of religious or moral precept.