Liberty: freedom to choose

To the Editor:

I am writing in response to a column written by Richard Sheppard in the July 13 Nickel Belt News.

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Clearly, the author does not understand that the discrimination this college practises against the LGBTQ members in Canadian society is against the law. Since the policy ignores the Charter of Rights, why would any law school want to admit a lawbreaker? It is so sad, especially in a 21st century modern country like Canada to hear the echoes of the dark ages, when just being different was a death sentence.

Shouldn’t we respect the diversity of our human family, rather than cling to taboos over 2,000 years in the making? As Pierre Elliot Trudeau once said, when he courageously decriminalized being gay, “the legislators have now business being in the bedrooms of the nation.” We are all God’s creation, regardless of your opinion Mr. Sheppard.

So, having spoken in defence of diversity, I would like to pose one question for Mr. Sheppard. When you discriminate against those who don’t share your convictions, why should we protect you?

Angus Campbell Sr.

Thompson

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