I am writing to express my deep concerns regarding the recent publication of a hateful, religious opinion piece in your newspaper.

While I understand the importance of providing a platform for diverse perspectives, I strongly believe that it is crucial to consider the ethical implications of such publication decisions, particularly when they perpetuate harmful stereotypes and contribute to the proliferation of hate and sadness in our society.

This specific opinion piece condemned and vilified transgendered, gay, and lesbian individuals, asserting they were destined for damnation.

By disseminating these views, the newspaper is inadvertently providing legitimacy and amplification to a rhetoric that fosters discrimination and further marginalizes already vulnerable communities.

The propagation of hate-filled rhetoric only serves to exacerbate the divisions in our society, fuel animosity, and lead to significant harm for those targeted.

Such language has real-life consequences, from increased rates of mental health issues and suicide among the LGBTQ+ community to the perpetuation of violence and discrimination against these individuals.

We live in a time when we should be working towards building bridges of understanding, compassion, and acceptance.

As a reader and a concerned member of this community, I implore you to reconsider the ethical implications of publishing content that promotes hatred and discriminates against marginalized groups.

I urge you to prioritize responsible journalism that fosters empathy, understanding, and respect for all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.


s/Penni Sears


T-or-C, NM

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