Delta benches should sport more than rainbows

Editor:

Re: Rainbow benches coming to recreation centres, Aug. 8

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Delta just became another community claiming to support inclusivity and diversity by allowing four rainbow benches to be put in front of local venues.

First of all, the rainbow was a symbol of God's promise not to flood the earth ever again. If the LGBTQ wants to borrow it, feel free, but they cannot claim it as their own.

If our leaders understood the definition of inclusivity and diversity, they would not go ahead with this project. What the LGBTQ organization wants is for everyone to agree with them. When we don't, they go to the media and cry discrimination and intolerance. They claim a need for freedom of speech and expression but don't allow others the same freedoms.

The 2019 Pride Parade was a perfect example. The Vancouver Public Library and UBC (which exemplify diversity and inclusion by hosting speakers of multiple genres) were both specifically uninvited for hosting speakers the LGBTQ felt spoke against their agenda. I'm sorry, but who are the intolerant ones?  Are those with different opinions not being discriminated against? Where is the freedom of speech and expression for others?

While I do not support the LGBTQ, I also do not condemn them. That is not my place. I only ask that those with opposing or different opinions not be labelled as haters or intolerant. The very things the LGBTQ are fighting for are the same liberties we all deserve.

I hope to see benches with crosses on them symbolizing the saving grace of Jesus. Will Coun. Dylan Kruger, who seems awfully supportive of the LGBTQ and their agenda, openly support and fight for that?

E. Enns

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