Letter to the Editor by Beth Rogers
Proponents of "gay" rights have said many times what others do in their bedroom doesn't affect anyone else and is no one's business. The recent circumstances at the University of Illinois prove otherwise as a university professor shared his beliefs on natural moral laws and then was fired for his opinion.
Professor Kenneth Howell's firing is only one example of how others in society are affected by government recognition of the homosexual lifestyle and how laws, such as the recent passing of hate-crimes legislation, affect everyone in society and then become everyone’s business.
Hate-crimes legislation shouldn’t even exist because it grants "special" protections, not constitutional equal protection. All citizens are already protected under the 14th Amendment as having equal protection under the law.
Professor Howell is allegedly being punished for his religious belief and view that sexuality is between a man and a woman. The professor, in his e-mail stated, "In other words, sexual acts are only appropriate for people who are complementary, not the same."
This is not hate speech as he was speaking truths related to natural law. Why would a university punish someone who, by his opinion, is also affirming longstanding Illinois law that declares sexuality in marriage as being between a man and a woman? If his opinion is aligned with these constitutional laws, then don't punish him for upholding those laws that are also aligned with natural law.
This recent action of the university is an example of individuals and groups being demonized for following a faith and moral tradition that has served civilization well for centuries. It is not hate to agree with God about sexuality and natural moral law as well as protecting members of our society, which includes homosexuals.
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