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10/17/2012 10:32:00 AM
Learn what's true about gay and lesbian people
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A couple marches in the Gay Pride Parade in New York.
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A couple marches in the Gay Pride Parade in New York.

To the Catholic Sentinel:

With the increase in news stories about marriage rights for gays and lesbians, the following quote from Pope Benedict is especially timely: “The quest for justice and peace will bear fruit only if it’s also a quest for the truth about the human person, created by God and ‘endowed with intelligence and freedom, capable of knowing and loving.’” The persons we need to learn the truth about are the gays and lesbians in our communities. 

If we reach out to them we will find out that they want and deserve the same things that we do: to live without persecution or bullying, to be in a committed relationship with the person they love and to have this relationship acknowledged by society through marriage.  If we “love our neighbors as ourselves” we should support and work for the right to marry for gays and lesbians.

Harvey Thoennes, Corvallis

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