LETTER: Pamphlets weren’t hate material

Material left at Abbotsford businesses ‘not about hate’

I am responding to the article on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 that suggested that there has been “hate” literature being sneakily placed in some local restaurants.

The item that was found in the restaurant was a copy of “The Health Hazards of Homosexuality” put out by MassResistance, a caring group that wrote the book. Someone has to be real about these things. Sex of any kind is going to have risks. That is just a fact. It is not about hate. There is no wisdom in trying to silence all this information and labelling it hate, that will allow our world to become a very dangerous place.

It does no favors for the young upcoming gay men if all the negative information on gay sex (risks) is labelled as hate and is not available for them to research and study. We can’t stop learning and protecting ourselves because a certain group is going to say it is hate literature. There are pros and cons to everything and we need to have them made available to us. This is still Canada and I believe we still have freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of thought. I would like to say to the business owners, don’t be threatened. You can’t make sense out of nonsense and most people have more common sense. We are still in Canada and we all don’t have the same opinions…that has nothing to do with hate.

Kathy Leland

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