Don't flaunt gay lifestyle around us

Christopher Bannochie ("Gay pride at SRS is misunderstood," June 24) spends an entire column in your editorial section ranting against fundamentalists and evangelical Protestants, and their objections to his lifestyle.

Forgive me, but I happen to be a Protestant, and I object not to Bannochie's lifestyle, but to his flaunting it in my face. I don't care if he sleeps with the family dog as long as he does it in his own home and doesn't ask my approval.

If approval is what he's seeking, he will never find it in the Protestant community - but he will find tolerance and acceptance. Just don't continually flaunt the "gay lifestyle" in our faces, and we will do him the same courtesy of not flaunting our sexual behavior under his nose.

Equating Bible-thumping with sexual behavior is as out of touch with reality as equating the Quran with the war in Iraq. Update your thinking and you might find a few more friends out there.

Carolyn Gatliff, Waynesboro

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