Letters to the Editor

Difference of opinion doesn't amount to hatred

To the Editor,

Re: Differing opinions shouldn’t be silenced in city, Letters, May 27.

Having viewed the council meeting regarding the motion about future use of city-owned facilities, I am left saddened and concerned for the people of this city under the current leadership. It is reprehensible that this motion was passed so flippantly. The attitude, assumptions, prejudices, and perspective of some councillors is shocking. You stand in judgment of others, whilst you appear to do the very same thing you are accusing others of doing.

The Bible teaches us to love one another irrespective of gender, race, belief system or sexual orientation. It does not mean that because we may differ on certain beliefs, that we hate each other. Council appears to have fallen into the trap; either one embraces LGBTQ, or one hates LGBTQ. Wrong! There is another option, one of tolerance and love. However, it would appear that the mayor and council have taken it upon themselves to be the moral judge and jury for the people of Nanaimo.

It is reasonable to believe that all events supported by the ‘faith community’ (that support the biblical view of marriage) will be barred from using all city-owned facilities.

Robert Dockerill

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