To the Editor:
Last week it was brought to my attention that The Technique opted not to run an ad sponsored by the Campus Crusade for Christ and (unnamed) Georgia Tech Alumni. The ad showed a picture of a "former lesbian" with her verbiage. She tells how she turned to lesbianism because she had found no one to love her. Then, she continues, she found Christ to fill the void and now believes that her lesbianism was a false love--merely a behavior she turned to when she had nothing else. The message, of course, is that those contemplating gay, lesbian or bisexual behavior should turn to Christ, instead of turning to the "wrong," "unnatural," and "sinful" life to satisfy emotional needs.
This ad was brought to my attention by some "conscientious" student who taped it to the bathroom wall in the D. M. Smith building with the commentary, "The ad The Technique wouldn't let you see!"
Thank you for showing your support for equality and tolerance by NOT running the ad. We had enough gay bashing when the Gay and Lesbian Student Union's chalk messages on the Student Union/Library sidewalk were destroyed on National Coming Out Day.
But this was a rather quiet action on The Technique's part. I hope that in the future we see the newspaper taking a more active role in supporting human rights and promoting awareness of such issues--regardless of gender, racial, and ethnic inequalities, for example--on campus.
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