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LETTER OF THE DAY - Surviving the gay lobby

Published:Thursday | May 22, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

It is time we wake up and accept that homosexuals are here to stay. This alternative lifestyle, like an advancing tide, is unstoppable. No amount of preaching or lobbying will reduce the prevalence, so I suggest that we heterosexuals learn how to live with them. We must seek peaceful coexistence. After all, they are our brothers and sisters, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, sons and daughters. Ostracising them and treating them as if they were plagued with some contagious disease will just not work.

Powerful persons in our society are practising homosexuals and they are advocating for the widescale acceptance of this way of life.

Just this week, we observe that Professor Brendan Bain, director of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training (CHART) Network, was fired because the administration of the university was being pressured by gay rights groups across the region. I submit that these lobbyists are persons with economic and political clout. The sooner we recognise what we are up against, the more informed our strategy of survival will be.

EXTINCTION

I say survival because if same-sex couples were to become dominant, then humanity could face extinction. Same-sex couples are unable to produce children naturally. They must rely on artificial insemination or heterosexual couples for the production of children and the propagation of the human race. In basic biology, we were taught that all living things reproduce. This happens naturally. Homosexuals are unable to do this.

I, for one, don't like the idea of bleaching the skin, or baggy pants worn below the waist, or smoking, or drinking. I dislike lying, cheating, stealing, and any form of corruption, and it is my right to publicly share my dislikes without the threat of losing my job. I am free to also share data from research that coincides with my opinion. However, I refuse to say I dislike homosexuality. Instead, I will say I love heterosexuality. Now, will I be forced to resign after this letter?

Astor Tate