George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for a lunch break his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla., Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen, in 2012. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
Updated: September 5, 2013 6:45AM
Letter writer Bill Gaudry tries real hard to be nice, citing the spiritual journey we are all on, blah, blah, blah [“Pope misinterpreted on gays,” August 1, 2013].
But he just insulted every gay person out there, and is calling their lives an immoral lifestyle because of the way they were born.
They are not trying to shove anything down poor Bill’s throat, they just want to live their lives as equal citizens. He hasn’t the faintest clue what morals actually mean. Honesty, integrity, caring, loving, compassion, those are words I would pick, not sexual orientation.
Scott Sinclair, Gurnee
“a slap in the face’
Russia has given the United States a slap in the face by giving the traitor Edward Snowden asylum in their country. What will America do after being insulted and demeaned by Russia?
Our lawmakers are suggesting that President Obama not show up to his scheduled meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the G4 Summit to be held in Russia as well. Some are even going further by suggesting to boycott the Winter Olympics in February.
My question is, would this be enough? I don’t think so, because the U.S. has never been so insulted and so demeaned, and it is time once again to prove to the world that America cannot be bullied anymore.
Mateo Capinpin, Downers Grove
Double standard made clear
George Zimmerman was stopped for speeding in Dallas, slapped on the wrist, told to slow down and have a nice day. Do you suppose that Trayvon Martin would have been treated the same way? The city manager said any other motorist would have been treated the same way.
Roger Gorlicki, Buffalo Grove
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