At risk of controversy, having read and witnessed the setting of a new low bar after distribution, then (facetious) defence of printing archaic mythical opinions, I’m a bit restive.
The letter published in The Valley Sentinel was rubbish, as if it ever worth defending, but really, to uphold ignorance as the standard for freedom of speech?
Jessie Helms, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Jerry Falwell (and his Tele-tubbies), even old Jimmy Swaggart could dubiously endorse the same today. My subjective opinion is none are presently rolling in laughter.
Even if their country cousin James Keegstra might be pleased beyond the grave, or from hell, to find a media outlet and audience for re-hashed hate speech and contentions into the 21st century.
However, the nascent evangelical experience, Bible 101 being what it is, I’m sure adherents (and all who begin somewhere) in time, with Wisdom, and Experience grow up one day, inevitably gravitate towards emulating or developing a more advanced, even a more mature theology and discernment.
My Letter may be too long, hard, or advanced to hold appeal for both local media outlets for print, but it is what it is, even if open discussion of the rainbow crosswalk is too risqué, or mind altering for some readers, politicians, and news subscribers.
It might be worth reiterating Valemount and even the local evangelical 1980s fervor sets no precedent:
If interested, read the following link: http://www. politico.com/magazine/ story/2014/07/evangelicals-gay-marriage-108608