Responding to the response
| Posted: Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 06:00 am
Just a few comments regarding Mark Roseman's letter, taking issue with a few things I said regarding Mr. Boer's commentary on the St. Albert public school’s LGBT bullying policy.
First of all, Mr. Roseman ignores the premise of my letter, that we need an all encompassing bullying policy, not one aimed only at the LGBT. He instead takes issue with my use of the word, "lifestyle," saying it was demeaning and dismissive.
That certainly was not the intent considering the context. It was used in the context of "those who are LGBT." He also failed to see how it is up to any person or group "to accept" something that doesn't infringe on any of their rights or impact them in any way.
Wow, how naive can you get. Ask the printer in Manitoba or Ontario if they were impacted. Ask Trinity Western if they were impacted.
Ask the bed and breakfast couple in England if they were impacted. Ask Chris Kempling, a B.C. teacher, if he was impacted. The list goes on and on how those who disagree or have issues with the LGBT (wait for it) lifestyle, have their rights removed, businesses shut down, or even charged and imprisoned for nothing more than following biblical principles.
In 2000 Dutch authorities even contemplated bringing charges against Pope John Paul II because of his church’s beliefs. No impact? It will only get worse.
Hank Peters, St. Albert