Letter writer needs to stop writing venom

March 14, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Updated March 13, 2014 at 10:14 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

Regarding a recent letter-to-the-editor appearing in the Victoria Advocate on March 7:

This particular contributor submits letters almost monthly. His content is always the same and filled with such utter contempt toward gays and lesbians. They were born that way, and he should be intelligent enough to realize that and put himself into the shoes these people walk in instead of exhibiting his narrow-mindedness over and over again.

Most gays and lesbians lead very productive lives and mind their own business. This writer should be more concerned about the growing problem of criminal activity in America. This letter topic would stoke more interest.

Now, this behavior is something that is chosen by the criminal himself. A criminal is not born that way.

Many good American citizens become victims of crime; we are never victims of the gay lifestyle, which the letter writer rants and raves about continually since the Victoria Advocate provides him an outlet for his venom. His letters are so counter productive. Legislation or laws will not change the fact that gays and lesbians will be born, but legislation and laws can change the outcome of crimes by assigning stiffer penalties for engaging in crime.

Gays and lesbians are born to both Democrats and to Republicans alike, so how is this a political agenda?

Politicians are bickering and labeling each other while crime continues to ravage our county, state and country. What groups are working to diminish the crime rates? Should we label this work Democratic or Republican? It seems most ideas are created by private enterprise or private individuals to simply outsmart the criminal.

Shirley Friedrichs, Victoria



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