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Letter: Don’t Vote for Discrimination

Dear Editor:

Measure 3, at first glance seems like a winner– who wouldn’t “Vote YES for Religious Freedom”?

Looking closer at Measure 3, voting yes is a bad idea. A creation of the Catholic Dioceses of North Dakota, Measure 3 would reward religious institutions and individuals who deny basic services we are entitled to under US law and reinforce discrimination based on religious beliefs.

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Letter: The Dangers of Measure 3

Dear Editor:

In a few days I will be 84 years old. I am a lifelong Catholic and I recently realized that no public issue has ever been so troublesome to me as is Measure 3 on the June 12 ballot in North Dakota. It has been introduced by a group that is led by the two North Dakota Catholic bishops.

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Being good in the absence of any God

By Waylon Hedegaard

As an atheist, I have often been confronted by different believers with the same basic question; since I don’t believe in God, why try to be good? In their eyes it’s a legitimate question. In the absence of God, shouldn’t I be off committing acts of murder, rape and pillage? After all, if there is no all-powerful being doling out punishments for my sins, what’s to stop me?

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