LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pride proponents aren’t as inclusive as they believe

We’re the only intelligent species to deny our biological selves, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Nanaimo shows its colours as pride week begins, June 5.

Estimates suggest 10 per cent of many animal populations are biologically homosexual. Humans are not unique and yet a generation of identity politics determines we’re the only intelligent species to deny our biological selves. And likely alone in mastering scientific principle then disregarding all for feelings.

Pride Week claims we’re ‘united through diversity’ and yet never has that been true no matter how many laws are written to enforce it. Look around and you see clashing mono-cultures encouraged to remain ‘unique’ in this land of vilified Judeo-Christian values. Identity/gender politics and diversity are not strengths but rather our cultural downfall.

Will Nanaimo support my Straight Guys for Freedom March, fly my flag, and paint me a sidewalk if I dress weird and cry “victim?” I’m tired of songs of togetherness while putting pretty labels on everyone ‘different’ and ugly ones on straight people who enjoy science, or anyone who voted Trump.

I will not be throwing my children to the virtue signallers, the rainbow wash of science nor the mythology of gender switching and dysfunction of identity politics and discrimination. Will there be seminars explaining how kids grow out of their confusion and how to enjoy depression and suicide attempts while trying to convert back? Are we going to be proud of that too? Does the whole truth count as inclusivity?

Chris J. Vaughan Griffiths, Nanaimo


The views and opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the writer and do not reflect the views of Black Press or the Nanaimo News Bulletin. If you have a different view, we encourage you to write to us or contribute to the discussion below.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Artists adding finishing touches to new downtown Nanaimo murals

Three outdoor art works commissioned by Hub City Walls festival to be completed by Saturday

Nanaimo RCMP seek witnesses after assault leaves man with broken facial bones

Incident occurred 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 10, near Superstore, say police

Scouting report promising for Nanaimo Clippers with training camp around the corner

BCHL scouts Island Division champs as league anticipates 2020-21 season

Two motorcycles crash on Nanaimo’s Terminal Avenue, one rider injured

Collision happened at 9 a.m. Thursday near Cypress Street intersection

Sport performance centre’s physically distanced fitness program fuels food bank

Prime Sport Performance and Therapy presents $3,000 to Loaves and Fishes

578 British Columbians currently infected with COVID-19

Seventy-eight new cases confirmed in past 24 hours

Beefs & Bouquets, Aug. 12

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com

Captive fawn seized from Island home

Valley resident charged and fined under the Wildlife Act

Bamfield residents, visitors pressure province as anniversary of fatal crash approaches

Letter-writing campaign makes ‘heartfelt, emotional pleas’ to improve road conditions

Pandemic could be driving more parents to get on board with flu shot: study

University of B.C. study gauges willingness for parents to vaccinate children for influenza

Watchdog clears Okanagan RCMP in death of man after arrest over alleged stolen pizzas

The man died in hospital after having difficulty breathing and broken ribs

Have you seen Berleen? B.C. pig destined for sanctuary goes missing

Berleen was less than two weeks from travelling to Manitoba when she vanished

Health Canada says several kids hospitalized after eating edible pot products

People warned not to store cannabis products where children can find them

‘It’s not just about me’: McKenna cites need to protect politicians from threats

Police investigation was launched after someone yelled obscenities at a member of McKenna’s staff

Most Read