Why do gay people get special treatment?

Editor:

I am amazed by Roger E. Carrier’s letter (“Support the LGBT community,” Jan. 26).

Why should we pay people for being gay? Nobody is paying me to be straight!

While researching the U before deciding to attend, I noticed that there are scholarships available for homosexuals. The requirement to receive the scholarship is to either be gay or to have “contributed significantly to the gay community.”

Am I the only person who can see the discrimination? Why should sexual orientation qualify somebody for a scholarship? Why doesn’t the school give out scholarships that are only available to straight people?

Not only does the school encourage sexual perversion by offering homosexuals a free education, but now Carrier thinks that we should give gay people a million dollars! And the only qualification they have to be deserving of our money is the fact that they are gay. Why don’t I get a million dollars for being straight?

Carrier’s concern is that we are sending a bad image of our state to the world. Personally, I don’t want to send the message that we are a state full of perverts.

Maybe we should use a million dollars for a building that celebrates morality and sexual purity rather than perversion. That is the message that I would like to send to the world. ??

Kellen Wilson Junior, Finance and Spanish