Had Otis Page (“Confession of a homophobe,” Feb. 25) bothered to research the definition of the word “homophobia,” he might not have confessed to being a homophobe. Homophobia: “an extreme and irrational aversion to homosexuality and homosexual people.”
No one is accusing him of hating gays as that emotion is not included in the definition. The definition of the word “irrational” is: “not logical or reasonable.” And that is what Page’s commentary is—not logical or reasonable. Gay men and women do not want special treatment or to be tolerated. The homosexual agenda is the same as the heterosexual agenda: to be afforded one’s civil rights, no more and no less. Not included on the agenda is “teaching” children how to become homosexuals. That cannot be taught anymore than heterosexuality can be. Page’s commentary poses many questions and I have one for him. When will he give up his irrational ideas about morality and sexuality?