Sodomy Laws Never Invaded Private Homes
Times, May 25, 2001
Box 30222, Shreveport, LA 71130
Last year, 91,000 gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and transgenders
descended on the French Quarter in New Orleans for the annual Southern
Decadence Festival. This event celebrates the homosexual lifestyle with
blatant, in-your-face perversion.
This kind of activity could be coming to your town. New Orleans area
legislators and homosexual activists are attempting to force their immorality
on the rest of the state. Rep. Cedric Richmond of New Orleans authored a bill
to roll back Louisianas 195-year-old law prohibiting sodomy.
Rep. Richmond has stated he proposed this bill because he believes in the
right of privacy. However, Louisianas sodomy statute has never created
"sex police" in private bedrooms. Typically, the statute has been
used to curb public sex and to limit the practice of "semi-public"
sex, such as occurs in bars, booths in bookstores and bathhouses.
There has been no public outcry regarding this law, nor have there been any
major civil rights violations because of it. Louisianas Supreme Court has
upheld the law as constitutional.
The philosophy "If it aint broke, dont fix it" applies
Glenn C. Benfield, Shreveport
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