To the Editor:

Today at Sunday Mass, motivated by the readings of the day from scripture, our pastor warmly spoke of the ideal Christian marriage and family and then concluded with our bishop's advice to vote for the so-called marriage amendment on the November 7 ballot. I do not see the connection, and I object to being told from the pulpit how to vote. Christian marriage and family life are not threatened, but this proposed amendment aims to deny basic human rights to those many in our society who are not of the strictly Catholic persuasion. It is undemocratic and uncharitable. Please, my fellow Catholics, do not listen to your bishop in this matter.

Sophie K. Zermuehlen.