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Letter: LGBT people are becoming world’s scapegoats
First Published Mar 06 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Mar 07 2014 09:06 am

The growing intolerance of the LGBT community around the world is puzzling. Concerned when Russia and other countries began legalizing hate and discrimination again, I realized that they have decided on this group to scapegoat.

When any particular group, however benign, is the focus of relentless criticism and examination, especially by a state or with its approval, it is a purposeful way to take the focus off something else.

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Why do we have to blame someone else when things are not going well? Unfortunately, it seems an all too human trait.

Suzanne Mellor

Salt Lake City




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