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Boyne heavy on noise, light on substance

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 7:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

In Ian Boyne's diatribe criticising the Supreme Court's decision ('Holy war over gay marriage', Sunday Gleaner, July 5, 2015), he twice characterises Clay Naff as a gay man. He is not.

I've known him for a number of years, and both agreed and disagreed him in much of his writing. You have not. He is not gay. If he were, it is still pretty stupid of you to publish your assessment, obviously ungrounded in knowledge. It casts suspicion upon the rest of your argument, that it may be grounded in the same wretched anchorage of ignorance.

You castigate name-calling, then call names. You question the majority of the court on the grounds that the minority (in this case) are highly educated and responsible legal scholars. Are you so poorly informed as to believe the majority of justices never got out of high school?

No one on the court lacks integrity, superior education, experience in the law nor scholarship. When the justices disagree, as they frequently do, it is on well and responsibly thought-out, rational arguments and conclusions.

Sorry, my friend, but you have exposed your own lack of adherence to fact and scholarship. You are free to express your opinions, no matter how irresponsible. I'm happy to be just as free to regard them as irrelevant noise.

SAM COLLINS

sgc503@gmail.com

Omaha, Nebraska