Regarding the Sept. 10 editorial “A false hero”: It seems to me this controversy is fairly simple. Everyone in this country has a right to practice his or her beliefs, whether they are formulated by a religious organization or personal revelation, but that does not include forcing those beliefs on any other person.
It’s all fine and well not to “believe” in marriage between people of the same sex; people who believe that are free not to do that. They are not free to interfere with other people’s rights to do it.
Everyone’s right to swing their arms around stops where other people’s noses begin.
Somehow the arguments keep becoming fuzzy and fail to acknowledge this simple fact. Forcing religion upon other people is what ISIL is doing right now, and the people here in America who don’t understand that they step into those shoes by demanding other people bend to their religious views should examine their consciences.