Undesirable lifestyle Re: the April 9 article "Domestic violence proposal excludes
Arizona Daily Star, April 22, 1998
P.O. Box 26887
Tucscon, AZ 85726
(Fax 602-573-4141 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sen. David Petersens, R-Mesa, remark that "those of us who are opposed to
that type of lifestyle" should not allow a weakening of the laws against sodomy, begs
Often today, in an age of greater enlightenment concerning human sexuality, we hear
negative reaction to any attempts to provide basic rights to lesbians and gays.
There is a malignant minority of people whose major lifetime goal appears to be
enacting legislation which oppresses same-sex relationships. Justification for this
oppression often cites the antiquated, unenforced and unenforceable laws against sodomy.
If gay people are given certain rights and protections, the argument goes, we may as well
grant "special" protections to murderers as well.
To those of us who gratefully use Gods gift of reasoning, we find there is no
comparison between the laws against murder that are aggressively enforced and the laws
against the undefinable "crime of sodomy" that remain a sad joke in the book of
In addition, the term "lifestyle" is misapplied when talking about same-sex
relationships. We are simply living our lives as God designed for us, deeply loving
someone who happens to be our same sex. If we wish to use the term lifestyle
appropriately, we can begin with those like Petersen who try to legislate their hatred and
ignorance. Those are the ones who have chosen a lifestyle that emanates from somewhere
deep, dark and evil.
-- Art Boehm, Vail
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