Letter: Misguided Try for ‘Balance’
February 26, 2002
Box 2378, Boston, MA 02107
Just when I thought that the Globe was going to stop its practice of
seeking out opposition response to any story that has a remotely gay-positive
aspect, I was proven wrong ("SJC limits
prosecution for sodomy," Page A1, Feb. 22).
What on earth is C.J. Doyle, executive director of the Catholic Action
League of Massachusetts, doing in any article about sodomy laws?
His comments are not relevant to the ruling or the laws. Indeed, he took
the opportunity to rail against gay men.
Regardless of his personal beliefs, gay men should be treated the same as
heterosexuals under the law.
For too long, police officers and park rangers have turned a blind eye to
straight couples rolling in the hay but have arrested gay men for doing the
The Globe should evaluate its use of demagogues under the mistaken guise of
- Lane Bourn, Rowley
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