Letter: Court Is Right; Felons Make Unfit Parents
August 10, 1998
P. O. Box 2138,Charlotte, NC 28233
In response to "Supreme smokescreen: Custody case turned on speculation, not
evidence" (Aug. 6 editorial):
Hooray for the N.C. Supreme Court! Homosexual conduct is a felony under a state law
upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987. Individuals who engage in
felonies are by definition criminals and therefore unfit parents and role models. The same
conclusion would be reached if the dad in the Pulliam case were a pedophile, a prostitute
or a drug addict.
Contrary to the mental gymnastics in your editorial, the court, the state and the
"normal" (law-abiding) parent dont have to prove that homosexuals are
unfit the law defines homosexuals as unfit without any studies or other manipulated
"evidence." The relevant evidence is the fathers admission that he engaged
in criminal homosexual conduct. It is not "speculation" to uphold the law and
not disingenuous to say that we as society "disapprove" of homosexuality and
other unhealthy perversions of nature.
Bill James, Charlotte County Commissioner, District 6.
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