Regarding the Oct. 24 news article “ Backlash against marriage ruling rises as voting starts”: I wonder whether Senate leader Phil Berger remembers or understands the concept of separation of church and state. With the direction he leads the legislature, I tend to think not.
It’s unconstitutional to implement a law that allows an employee of state or federal government to shirk his or her duty for religious reasons. If they decide to take that approach, they must suffer appropriate consequences.
In fact, that line of reasoning exonerates all the conscientious objectors of the 1960s. Most stated moral and religious convictions for not submitting to the draft (the law at the time), and all suffered a consequence, including Muhammad Ali.
Berger needs to stop instituting illegal laws and start working on things that really matter, like fixing education and infrastructure.
Julio Vazquez, Raleigh