Letter to the Editor: Kirk crossed the line

Editor:

In reading Andrew Kirk’s opinion column (“Why I decided to vote for Bush,” Nov. 11) I thought I had picked up the wrong publication-instead of The Chronicle this article should possibly have appeared in a publication of extreme right-wing conservativism.

While a person has a right to disagree with members of the LGBT community wanting to get married, there is a line where it goes too far. That line was crossed when Mr. Kirk compared two men or two women getting married to adults beating children.

Kirk said he was raised to respect homosexuals, but his column demonstrates a different view and is a view of disrespect and intolerance.

If you disagree with gay marriage, that is one thing. But in the future, please remember that the U is a campus with many different groups of people who deserve the same respect. Being respectful of those differences does not include comparing any group of people to child abusers.

Heather Dahle

Senior, Pre-Occupational Therapy