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