NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
In response to Thomas Donegan’s letter dated March 30, I would like to bring to light some of the fallacies presented by him.
Throughout history, edification by the church has been analogous to moral oppression and intellectual slavery.
There are many controversial social and political issues in our society, and it seems we often view them strictly in black and white extremes. I don’t think anyone takes the issues of divorce or abortion lightly and these have been things humanity has struggled with throughout the entirety of its history.
I think it’s a mischaracterization of our society to purport that we just callously support these things.
Licentiousness can have moral or legal implications. Obviously, by the nature of their illegality, we do not condone rape or other such crimes.
As a nation of many religions, what is morally permissible for one person may be reprehensible to another but ultimately none of their business.
The part of Donegan’s letter which I find to be so misinformed that it borders on the offensive, is the logically implausible notion that gay and lesbian people advocate for normalization of a mental disorder.
Pedophilia is a mental disorder, statutory rape is a crime and neither have any relationship to sexual orientation. NAMBLA is an organization that advocates for changes to age-of-consent laws that has nothing to do with same-sex marriage and has been widely rejected by the gay and lesbian community for more than 30 years, essentially since it was founded.
For longer than the United States has been a country, the church has promoted hate and prejudice under the guise of edification.
David J. Dean III
Old Princeton Road
NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
- Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor E-form
Send Letter to the Editor E-form
God always observes the actions of sinners
Editor, The News: Scripture says be sure your sin will find you out. How true (Numbers 32:23).
Wage rates depend on quality of work
Editor, The News: I think everyone should start working for $50 per hour.
Season ticket holders lose championship seats
Editor, The News: The New Castle Area School District has done it again.
Letter writers ignore key details on issues
Editor, The News: In his claim that Hollywood is redefining marriage, Tim Erson writes as a follower of some visionary instead of a follower of God and His love for all His children (letter, Feb. 13).
Strangers provide aid in dangerous situation
Editor, The News: Recently, I was traveling on Valley Road in Neshannock Township. As I approached a sharp bend, I noticed an orange cone on the shoulder, which I figured was there because of a pothole.
Marriage is a function of state, not religion
Editor, The News: Marriage is a state institution with a non-integral religious component. The lines between these have become blurred.
Tax reform proposal would benefit budget
Editor, The News: Most valuable budget plan: Bernie Sanders’ progressive budget blueprint.
Trapping, neutering cats is way to cut population
Editor, The News: The feral/homeless cat population is now over 30 million. No, they don’t all live in Lawrence County, they are “just” in the United States and they are not at fault.
Changes in society are hard to fathom
Editor, The News: I’m 89 years of age and I am wondering what has happened to the society that was fairly constant during the early years of my life. You ask what’s bothering me?
- More Letters to the Editor Headlines
- Letter to the Editor E-form