, Salem, MA


February 14, 2014

Letter: Another view of Russia, gays and the Olympics


But instead of complying, the two youths protest loudly and begin to ridicule the Smith family for their opinions, telling the Smith children that what they have been taught is wrong and that they should not listen to their own parents but, rather, embrace a gay and lesbian lifestyle instead and demanding that they be allowed to continue with their behavior, regardless of the fact that they are merely invited guests at the Smith home.

The point is that whether we agree or disagree with the beliefs of others, we still have the responsibility to respect their beliefs while in their country regardless of whether they align with our own or not. We would not allow Russia to come into the United States and hold protests demanding that we put an end to gay and lesbian rights here because they were against them. Tolerance and respect for the belief of others work both ways.

Edmond Friley


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