Jerry Crew Letter
I've read over Mr. Crew's letter to the editor several times now, and have had several different versions of a response. I do agree with Mr. Crew on the fact that we must listen to his concerns and not simply dismiss him. I'm a firm believer in being intolerant to someone you deem intolerant does not make you tolerant. However, I find it interesting how Mr. Crew holds those who support LGBTQ+ rights to a higher moral standard than himself or the people he supports.
The part of Mr.Crew's writings that bothered me the most, was his misinterpretation of what adultery means. Mr. Crew considers homosexuality an adulterous act. I've done a bit of research and have yet to find any definition that includes homosexuality as an adulterous act. Webster's dictionary defines adultery as "voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than that person's current spouse or partner." I really did try to find some sources that consider homosexuality an adulterous act with little to no results. However, in the name of being tolerant, I will recognize Mr. Crew's beliefs and accept that he finds homosexuality adulterous. Mr. Crew seems to believe that we should not support the LGBTQ+ community in the name of adultery, and we should remove our flags in the name of adultery. However, Mr. Crew often writes letters to the editor in support of President Donald J. Trump, who is a known adulterer. So, one must conclude that Mr. Crew feels that flags and other paraphernalia in support of President Trump should be removed, you know, in the name of adultery and all.
óRyan C. Odor, Spencer