Letter: To compare LBGTQ to Christianity as a choice, absurd

In what world do you live in that you think being gay is a belief?

To the editor:

I was reading a letter to the editor written in the Aug 14 issue of the Capital News. In it there is a man who was complaining about the newly painted colourful cross walk downtown and how they were a waste of taxpayer’s money.

While he has a point, but not a very big one, I’m sure there are many other projects that cost much more money, which we the taxpayers had to foot the bill. I have no issue with this.

What I do have an issue is his comparison of LGTBQ and Christianity, or any other religion. He attempted to say that if any religious group had done this we would be all up in arms with them trying to shove their beliefs down our throats, and I quote “Different beliefs, but the exact same concept.”

In what world do you live in that you think being gay is a belief? It is who they are. It is their hearts beating, their lungs breathing, their legs jumping, and it’s their very core of their soul. They didn’t choose to be gay.

You choose religions because of the beliefs that you value in it. To sit there and compare the two is completely absurd and extremely offensive to every member of the LGTBQ.

There is nothing wrong with the crosswalk; it’s a beautiful unique feature of Kelowna. If anything, it brings more attention to the intersection and crosswalk so that people may cross safely.

 

Kate Sarac, Kelowna