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Letter to the Editor
Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

I believe there is an error in the Feb. 14 letter “Being gay is not OK” by Archie Atkinson. I thought the writer's last name would turn out to be “Bunker.”

Nevertheless, I thank the author for letting me know within his anti-gay diatribe that my happy marriage of 11 years must be dissolved as my wife and I are childless by choice. By Mr. Atkinson's standard, our union is invalid and my wife and I are “stupid.” I thought a lifelong union based on love and devotion was sufficient, but apparently not good enough for people like him.

He asserts the Bible precludes homosexuality from being a legitimate way of life and asks if the Bible could be wrong. No, of course not! Let us resume animal sacrifice and stoning adulterers because the Bible says to do it!

I regret that listening to “the gay agenda” causes Mr. Atkinson to consume alcoholic beverages, but being under the influence of some intoxicant would be the most charitable way to explain his repulsive letter.

I hoped that his letter was a joke, but apparently, and sadly, it is not.

The hatred in this man's heart is regrettable. This is yet another example of those who despise and disavow their neighbor in the name of religion. What would Jesus think?

Oren M. Spiegler

Upper St. Clair

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