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Letter: Homosexuality not learned, but hate, bigotry are
First Published Apr 14 2014 01:35 pm • Last Updated Apr 14 2014 01:54 pm

Research strongly suggests that the son of the "theater and arts lover" who witnessed two men kissing, in the play "Deathtrap," will not catch homosexuality from witnessing such an "irresponsible and negligent" act ("Onstage gay kiss ‘repulsive,’ Salt Lake theatergoer complains," Tribune, April 7).

Being gay is not contagious nor is it a learned behavior. What is contagious and learned, from generation to generation, is hate, bigotry, discrimination and homophobia.

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Teaching a child these things is more than irresponsible and negligent, it is an abhorrent thought process that undermines what it means to be a moral human.

Abvram Martine


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