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    Filed at 2:58 am under by dcobranchi

    Proof that not all Fayettevillians are wackos.

    Sexual orientation is not a preference

    I must object to your use of the word “preference” in your editorial about the anti-bullying bill. I agree that the N.C. Senate deserves the demerit for not passing this bill, but homosexuality is not a “preference” (“Club crackdown, bullied bill,” July 19).

    No one chooses their sexual orientation. Why would anyone choose to be subjected to the hatred and discrimination faced by gays? Gay children are harassed and threatened throughout their lives just for being who they are. Some are beaten and some are even killed.

    And where does such hate originate? From individuals and organizations who vilify and demonize the gay community, making them fair game. It seems to me that religious groups should be using their influence to get this bill passed instead of opposing it.

    Hate and discrimination have no place in our schools. All children should feel accepted and loved. Hate is not something we are born with. It is taught by those who hate.

    I have been a Christian most of my life and one of my daughters is a lesbian. She is a wonderful person, as is her partner. And God loves them just as they are. Of that I have no doubt.

    Syble Meeks
    Fayetteville

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