By Letter to the Editor on June 15, 2017.
I object to the misuse of the adage “Canada supports diversity,” as if we never have before.
Has anyone noticed all the different churches, mosques, temples and synagogues dotting the Canadian landscape? How about the people of different-coloured skin walking the streets alongside each other? And maybe you’ve noticed the walkers, wheelchairs and guide dogs in your neighbourhood? All of this means we’re a diverse community and country.
But it’s only the LGBTQ people who insist on having their banner portrayed all over the place. And then they say, “Yeah, but we’ve been mistreated so much in the past! We finally are being accepted for who we are!”
Well, guess what, the natives, blacks, Japanese and many other groups have gone through much worse persecution in Canada than you people! But we don’t have a crosswalk for the blacks, Japanese, Christians, natives or anyone else. This glorification of one group is senseless and unwarranted when so many other people groups have suffered far worse. What is Lethbridge telling the rest of our diversified citizenry except that they aren’t as important as the LGBTQ community.
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