Learn to focus on love not hate, says Potsdam resident
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:48 am

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to the letter to the editor: “Gay Pride Parade in Potsdam” regarding the gay pride parade in Potsdam recently.

In the writer’s words: “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read about the gay parade and the mayor participating. No matter how you slice it, homosexuality is a sin!”

I would like to suggest the author replace the word “gay” with “black pride” or “women’s suffrage.” I would like to think Ms. Brownell might see how racist, sexist or homophobic her words are. I imagine your words come from fear.

Please, educate yourself and get to know a gay person as a friend. People are people just as you are.

We all have the ability to love. Focus on the love and not the hate.

I believe Jesus felt this way too.

Terri E. Joyce

Potsdam