Originally created 03/19/01

Applauds columnist for courage



I am writing to convey my gratitude to Dr. Gene Norris for the courage and compassion demonstrated in his March 3 column regarding homosexuality. Beneath it all - race, gender, sexual orientation, etc., each of us are people, simultaneously capable of love and hate, compassion and damnation, wisdom and ignorance.

Thanks to Dr. Norris for demonstrating the former and helping to create a more tolerant and, in turn, peaceful and loving world. I truly appreciate it.

Ellen Smith, Augusta