July 19, 2003
World Herald Square, Omaha, NE 68102
Jacoby in his fine two-part effort summed up well his arguments against
same-sex marriage. First, with same-sex marriages, “families will be even
less stable than they are today, the divorce rate will be even higher,
and”—most important—“children will be even less safe.”
second point is the truism that there are those who viciously label people who
speak out as “reactionary, a bigot and worse.” The worse is the phony
label “homophobe.” The homosexual lobby tries to get the mileage of
“racist” through this word.
is an attempt at scaring people into silence. I am sure that Jacoby, like so
many, has files filled with nasty, unsigned, threatening letters attacking him
personally. Writers in the culture wars face that threat daily. We have even
found the press to be intimidated into silence at times.
final point is telling: “A lot of things in American life badly need fixing.
The ageless definition of marriage isn’t one of them.” True. Still,
Jacoby, like many others, dances around the reality of homosexuality. It is
not natural, and no one should be afraid to point that out.
wrongness in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Lawrence
vs. Texas is that it ignores the profound social consequences for the
whole of society in finding homosexuality-sodomy to be a private matter.
—Allen O’Donnell, Wayne, Neb.
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