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Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Why is it always men who persist in this crusade of homophobic gay-bashing in the VND's letters section? Are they so unsure of their own masculinity?

In his March 15 letter “Be clear when criticizing gays,” Archie Atkinson whines when his naked bigotry is exposed, saying his previous remarks “were taken out of context.”

No, they weren't.

Of course, Mr. Atkinson wants everyone to know there is hair on his chest because he has the “guts to say what” he thinks. Since when does it require courage to express one's blind prejudice in a public forum? We need to end this lynch-mob mentality.

He explains his “logic regarding reproduction,” then suddenly states, “While serving in the military overseas, I was exposed in close quarters to gays, including officers, and it was a living hell.” Why was that, pray tell? Because no one was able to conceive?

Equal rights means equal rights for all — without equivocation. Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution does it say “except for sinners.”

It really is time for this inexcusable, indefensible, gay-baiting witch hunt to end.

Jim Harger

New Kensington

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