To the Editor: BG resident opposes votes on ordinances PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Gary Fries   
Monday, 31 August 2009 08:55
As I listened to the proceedings of the city council meeting the night of Aug. 17, it became glaringly obvious to me that the ordinances under discussion were not about discrimination, but instead an agenda to legitimize and gain acceptance of a deviant and chosen life style. The legislative agenda for acceptance of the homosexual community and its life style has been an incremental process with previous city councils being complicit participants. Those of us in the audience objecting to yet another intrusion into our lives and freedoms under the guise of discrimination understand full well the method and intended results. Our objection with this legislation should not be directed at the homosexual community for they are only desperately seeking the acceptance and recruitment that such legislation provides. Our objection should be with the current and previous city councils that have brought us to the point we are today. I have to admit that I was unaware of the incremental legislation already in place which subjected our city operation to liabilities in excess of what either the state or federal governments were willing to accept. Now with the enactment and approval of these latest ordinances, the private sector and we as individuals are subjected to the same infringement of rights and yes, litigation. I am unaware of the intentions for a referendum at this point in time, however I would strongly urge the wording of such, to rescind and limit our liabilities as a city and individuals to no more then what is already imposed on us by the federal government. I strongly urge Bowling Green citizens to read the ordinances if they have not done so and understand the impact it may have upon them, small businesses, and future development of this city. Further, I would suggest that you contact the members of the current city council advising them of your objections to their actions and the representation they have provided. The citizens of Bowling Green should have been allowed to vote on this issue prior to its enactment. Legislation which attempts to legitimize a chosen behavior or dictate acceptance by intruding on the rights of others is a restrictive legislation of the whole.
Gary Fries
Bowling Green
 

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