Tahlequah Daily Press

Letters to editor

June 6, 2014

Agree to disagree with Fisher

TAHLEQUAH — Editor, Daily Press:

I would like to respectfully respond to Ms. Fisher’s letter concerning Tahlequah’s First Gay Pride Picnic. While I believe in your right to your opinion, I do believe that a person can be a Christian and support gay friends and family. It is not an “either-or” proposition.

Having been raised in the Episcopal Church, it was a surprise to me that other Christian religions were less tolerant when addressing LGBT issues. I was baptized and confirmed in a church that had Communion for all Christians, regardless of ethnicity, socio-economic status, political party affiliation, or sexual orientation.

I am a PFLAG mother. There is nothing wrong with my son, and he is not going to hell for his sexual orientation. He is a smart, positive, sometimes humorous young man whom I will hold in my heart forever. I am sorry that you believe he is evil, and I have to say you are wrong.

Sunday was an amazing day filled with optimism and support. I would even say there was a spiritual energy. I am proud of Tahlequah for its support. The young people who put much time and effort into this event should be proud. Hundreds of people attended, and over 100 people signed to start PFLAG in Tahlequah.

Last Sunday, nothing “Satanic” took place in Norris Park, as you stated. In fact, several Christian church leaders attended to show support. I am not interpreting the Bible to satisfy me, just as I hope you do not advocate the Bible passage that advocates taking rebellious children to the city gates to be stoned.

So, Ms. Fisher, we disagree, which is OK. Disagreement allows for discussion and growth. I hope you accept my right to disagree as I have accepted your right to disagree with me.

Thank you.

Rachel Green

Tahlequah PFLAG

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