LETTER: Letter writer was misinformed on gaysI recently read a letter to the editor by a Mr. Brad Croucher. I am not a pastor, minister, priest, rabbi or theologian either, but I will try to be courteous.
By: Curtis R. Talley, Mitchell
To the Editor:
I recently read a letter to the editor by a Mr. Brad Croucher. I am not a pastor, minister, priest, rabbi or theologian either, but I will try to be courteous.
Mr. Croucher, as a fellow Christian, I can’t help but be appalled by the attitude that you exhibit in your letter. You talk of homosexuals as if they are contemptible degenerates, who are caving to vile, bestial urges. If this is truly your opinion, I am sad and sorry for you, because you seem to be very misinformed, and drawing entirely the wrong conclusions from your examples.
The study you cited about rates of high school students who admitted they were homosexual is a very poor example. First, homosexuality is not a learned behavior. A very interesting study titled “A Linkage Between DNA Markers on the X Chromosome and Male Sexual Orientation” shows a definite correlation between genetics and homosexuality in males.
Secondly, the reason so few students nationwide admit they are homosexual in high school is because people would revile them for it. I graduated in 2009, and I remember the vast amount of flak my homosexual classmates got just for being open about themselves. It is a hostile place for people with differences.
Your jab at Kristi McLaughlin sickens me. It’s 2011, not the Middle Ages. Women have the same rights as us men do. And by the way, John 8: 2-11 speaks of Mary Magdalene as an adulterer, which is an entirely different kettle of fish than homosexuality. In closing, I’d like to offer a quote from the above Bible passage: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
Brad, I’ll tell all of my friends to pray for you, even the gay ones.