By Letter to the Editor on March 14, 2018.
Hmmmm. So I really want to understand the tendencies and trends of our nation. Really, I do. I am a fundamentalist Christian grappling with the emergence of the LGBTQ movement and all that it entails. I am doing my best to accept diversity and treat everyone as Jesus would treat them, and I believe that includes a love and respect and equality that has been lacking in the past. There are legitimate needs for change.
But what I do not understand is the different treatment others are getting. The LGBTQ community is saying they are born with the gender that is different than the simple biological accoutrements, and as such, they need help to be understood, including special sidewalks, unique flags and funding. Multicolour is in, including our Canada 150 celebratory flag logo. OK, that is the treatment the LGBTQ people are getting.
But the blind? People who are either born without sight, or lose sight because of injury or illness? In a globalnews.ca article by Brian Hill, it is reported that the federal government has decided to no longer fund the production of books in formats for the blind. Will there be the same outcry as there was in Merritt, B.C. when the governing body decided to not fund a special coloured sidewalk for the LGBTQ? Will people be up in arms, will there be a backlash, as there was against the council of Merritt? Will businesses rise up and offer to help fund the production of books, as they have offered to paint their parking lots in the LGBTQ colours?
I doubt it, and this is what I do not understand.
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