HOMOSEXUALS AND THE CHURCH
Editor: Thank you for printing the letter from Roxie Moore, who dismisses gays and lesbians as "reprobates" who only seek "to promote that which is not wholesome" [All God's Children? Feb. 23]. She gave your readers a textbook example of how there still are people who choose to hold the Bible hostage to perpetuate irrational fears, stereotypes and hatred of people they know nothing about.
What a shame Moore cannot see the parallels in American history. Let us not forget the times when black people could be kept as slaves, or when women were kept from voting. At the time of those injustices, there were many people who used the Bible to preserve the status quo, to keep certain people "in their place." Well, it's 1992, and the only rightful place for backward, bigoted attitudes like Moore's is in a past-tense chronicle -- in the history books.