To the Editor,
President Bruce Fawcett, claims that "Crandall University [is] not against anyone, but for traditional marriage" (Amherst News, Feb 7).
The "but" in the assertion is significant. It means that Crandall will not hire gays or lesbians to teach in its faculty, or do snow removal in its staff.
Currently, the news is replete with examples of cruelty against gays, in Russia, in Uganda. To be clear, Crandall's exclusion is not to be equated with the naked barbarity carried on in those two countries.
No. Crandall's exclusion is penned on piety. It is not for aggressively beating up gays. It's policy simply states: No overt gays can be hired here.
Crandall folk are not engaged in brutality. In spite of what the Bible says, Crandall governors do not believe in stoning homosexuals. They merely hold the cloaks of those who do.
Dr. Fawcett invites us to visit Crandall. Visitors will find a bright, warm and beautiful place. But my gay son, my lesbian daughter, my gay friends, however well qualified, cannot find employment there.
For Canadians and Christians who are gay, lesbian or bisexual, Crandall is hardly a caring and loving community, especially if they seek employment.
Eldon Hay, Sackville, N.B.