Your Opinion: Response to Pavely on homosexuality

Dear Editor:

I’d like to respond to Mr. Pavely and others if I could. Let’s put the Bible quotes aside for the moment.

When I was growing up I really wish they had some kind of education on homosexuals. I had all the feminine stereotypes down to the limp wrist. In grade school no one cared but junior high my hell began. It didn’t matter that I didn’t know what sex was or homosexuals were or that I hadn’t done anything, just the perception I was gay for some was enough.

I had a class with two older students when the teacher would leave, one would call me a pervert, and they both snickered because I had to look it up and still didn’t understand.

The same student had me up against a concrete wall and threw a punch at my face; I slammed my head into the wall trying to avoid it. They both told me it was by own fault. In the locker room straight male students mocked homosexuals by mimicking gay rape or sex acts.

I couldn’t wait to be out of PE. In the cafeteria I had to listen to male students tell me what body parts they would cut off a homosexual if they found one in our school and the list goes on.

All of these people went to church every Sunday, are now grown; some married, divorced and married again. Now I read letters to the editor that homosexuals are depraved and will destroy this country. No I think not.

For all the other writers with Bible quotes and precondemned comments, I have to ask, the Lord’s prayer says, “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” what trespass was done against you, why can’t it be forgiven? If you’re comments are right what will you do? Will you make laws, if so what kind, how far are you willing to go? Will you follow Pastor Charles Worley and round up all the homosexuals and put them behind electrified fences or will you remember the words of Jesus when he said, “what so ever you do to the least of your brothers you do unto me,” in all the comments I’ve seen so far homosexuals appear to be the “least” of your brothers and sisters.

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