Liberal tactics

Published 8:34 pm Tuesday, April 17, 2012

To the editor:
I am responding to two letters in the Wednesday, April 11, Tryon Daily Bulletin titled, “Hate not a value,” and “What is the basis of our fears?”
Both writers paint everyone who disagrees with their views on gay marriage and the gay agenda with a very broad brush.
They imply that hate and fear motivates those who support the Marriage Amendment, when in reality the vast majority of the amendment’s supporters are caring, loving people who hold a different view related to the Bible and God’s original intent and ongoing plan for marriage and the family.
Those who hold liberal views on social issues often use the tactic of putting labels on people who disagree with them. For instance, people who believe that homosexuality is a sin and not a genetic predisposition are said to be homophobic.
Another example is saying that people who are pro-life are anti-women. Neither charge is true in the vast majority of cases. This tactic is nothing but an attempt to silence those who hold an opposing view. Sadly, both letter writers took this approach. Perhaps they would do well to examine their own prejudices and biases.
– John Roberts, Tryon