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Gays should be tolerant of beliefs of the majority

2014-04-16T00:00:00Z 2014-04-16T09:47:11Z Gays should be tolerant of beliefs of the majority The Billings Gazette
April 16, 2014 12:00 am

In response to "Seeking assurance,” I ask, if Rebecca Douglas is so happy with the warm welcome in Billings and "Never felt so accepted," then why does she feel the need to pass more laws?

I am tired of radical minority groups expecting the majority to always be tolerant of them, yet they are not tolerant of our ways and beliefs. Most religious groups follow moral teachings where homosexual acts are an abomination and sinful as is adultery and prostitution. Passing laws to embrace those acts goes against our moral teachings and, therefore, is not tolerant of our beliefs. Most people separate the person from the act and respect the person as a child of God but cannot accept the act as morally right.

Behavior that is intrinsically wrong cannot be made right through legislation. If the City Council thinks Douglas is being discriminated against, then it is discrimination to put prostitutes in jail and for men to receive unfair judgments in a divorce court because they committed adultery.

I have friends and relatives who are "real" homosexuals and they have stayed at my home and I have stayed at theirs. What they do behind closed doors is between them and God and is none of my business as is what I do behind my closed door. They are not radical and do not try to pass laws that impose their ways on my life. We have many federal and state laws that protect the individual and we do not need any more.

Jerry Miller


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