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Tolerance: Gay support group beneficial

It would appear that Joan Thompson had her ducks in line when she wrote her homophobic letter (News-Times, March 20) and used so-called statistics she gleaned from www.family.com to substantiate her position. Too bad she believes the half-baked truths and distortions presented by a group disguising itself as a loving Christian site. The presented facts are corrupted to fit their self-centered narrow-minded views that support the spread of hate in God’s name.

For the record: I am not in favor of same gender sex. It is also not my place to judge them, chastise, or ostracize them for their private lifestyle. The problems you stated about drug use, depression and suicide are more a direct result of a society filled with self styled homophobes who have decided that their hate and aggression must be taken out on humans they see as different. No better than the insecure school or barroom bully they go blindly into the world spreading their hate and fear to anyone who will listen or join them in taking it out on anyone they feel they might be superior to.

The reason, as I understand it, for the formation of the alliance is to gain an understanding of the homosexual and the problems they face. It is not there to convert anyone to this lifestyle. It is not there to corrupt morals. It will do far more good than any Christian hate group, no matter how innocent looking the Web site they use, could possible achieve in this millennium.

This club might be able to help reverse those so-called proven facts you cited from your Web site: high rates of depression, anxiety and so called conduct disorders. If you want real facts try some of the scientific pages on your computer and get the whole truth before going forward with your lightly veiled hate letters.

Try one good thing in your life: Read the good and loving parts of the Bible and practice them. Leave the hate for the insecure pathetic folks that just cannot see that all men (women) are created equal.

Donald Bettner

Oak Harbor

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