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

Just Posted

Comedy fundraiser for Okanagan baseball leagues

It’s a comedy and carnival night for the Okanagan College, Okanagan Athletics, and Kelowna Jr Coyotes

Two Kelowna stores work to raise funds for non-profit and the Central Okanagan Foodbank

ScanDesigns Furniture and Muse & Merchant Home Collection locations raised $20,500

Ballet Kelowna kicks off with first 2019 program, Winter

The new program comes to the Kelowna Community Theatre Feb. 1

Central Okanagan NDPers organize meeting look at BC government’s record last year

Organizers say open house at UBCO is open to people of all political persuasions

West Kelowna Warriors lose to Rivermen

It was a tight 2-1 loss in the first of a three game road trip

Canada’s archive buys rare book that hints at Nazi plans for North America

The 1944 book may have served as a blueprint for a Nazi purge

Advocate hopes B.C. legislature scandal leads to more transparency

‘Depressing’ that it takes a scandal to inspire freedom of information reform, says Sara Neuert

‘Dr. Lipjob‘ avoids jail, gets 30-day suspended sentence

She will have to serve the 30 days in prison if she commits a breach during her two-year’s probation

UPDATE: Police watchdog heads to Kelowna for officer involved shooting

RCMP are surrounding the CIBC at the mall in Kelowna

Widow’s petition demands mandatory training for truckers

Truck driver Stephen Babij was killed in a head on semi truck collision on Highway 1 in 2017

Ex-Mountie involved in Taser death at Vancouver airport sues government

Kwesi Millington claims he acted in accordance with RCMP training

B.C. company fights court order to allow public access to Nicola Valley lakes

Legal battle between fish and game club, cattle firms takes another twist

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

Most Read