I find so much wrong with Del. Dave LaRock's commentary in the June 5 paper I don't know where to begin. I won't go into his statement that a previous article on LGBT protections in our schools as being agenda-driven, which it was not — it simply stated the facts.
I will instead discuss his bigoted attitude towards our LGBT community, particularly the young of that group. The so-called "Pro" LGBT agenda he speaks of is simply a group, long discriminated against, fighting for equal rights. By attaining those rights, it takes nothing away from his.
He and everyone else is free to follow their religion and morality. He says that by showing a favorable view of the "conduct" they violate the views of those who don't agree.
This is a fundamentally flawed argument. You, Mr. LaRock, do not have to participate. Are you implying that gay and lesbian young people should hide who they are and be ashamed, and be subjected to verbal or even physical abuse and discrimination? These American citizens who are your constituents?
Most egregious of your commentary is the atrocious statement that "kids who are drawn to LGBT behavior are more prone to self-harm," with absolutely no explanation of why that is, and that his very words and policies are among the things that lead to it.
I, for one, would never vote for someone like Mr. LaRock, who does not care for all our citizens. I will work hard to help elect Mavis Taintor in November, like I have never worked before.