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In reading the Jan. 7 letter “Same-Sex Evil” by James Bruno, I couldn’t help but note the writer’s angry vitriol and lack of compassion or understanding for LGBT citizens. Once again, as with social reform issues of the past, religious conservatives quickly cast judgment on others as undeserving of basic civil rights simply due to who they are, or whom they love — always invoking the Bible — reducing civil rights issues like marriage equality to a mere sex act. Anyone who’s married knows that sex has very little to do with marriage.

While it’s true he doesn’t have to accept gay people, this is America and he must tolerate us. Likewise, we must tolerate his less-than-godly attitude.

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaching, I leave Mr. Bruno with two of Mr. King’s quotes for consideration: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” and “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

By the way, I’m happily married (in Massachusetts) to my husband, Stephen, and looking forward to marriage equality in Pennsylvania.

GARY CRAVENER
Hill District


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