In response to the letter from Mr. Jerry Crew, I would ask him, who are you to judge?
You say that the pictures of Gays, their celebration of Gay pride and the displaying of their flags puts you “over the edge.” Did it ever occur to you that your “closed mind” attitude puts many others over the edge too? I’m pretty sure that you have little concern for how they feel or what they think.
A bit of “walk a mile in my shoes” seems appropriate here. People that are gay have no choice in the matter. They cannot change their physical makeup to match their feelings. Many spend a large part of their lives trying to live as something they are not in an attempt to escape persecution and bullying by heartless know-it-alls. It’s a lonely existence.
Gays are born gay, it is not a choice. I know this for a fact, watching a person that I dearly love struggle and live in fear that the truth would come out and the ostracizing would begin. When I remember the anguish this person endured every day, it breaks my heart all over again.
They had a right to be born, to live and fulfill their dreams just like you and I.
Showing a little empathy and understanding would go a long way.
—Katy Johnson, Spencer