Gay friends aren’t misguided

To the editor:

I am writing in response to the letter to the editor from Father O’Reilly. I have many gay and lesbian friends. They are not spiritually conflicted and misguided – far from it. They are vibrant and enjoy the relationships they are in. My friends offer much to the community and are happy in their relationships. I rejoice with them. It saddens me that there are some, especially in positions of influence, who are still ignorant and closed-minded. My message is simple. The media has embraced the idea of equality for all, regardless of race, disability and sexual orientation. They are enlightened. We should be also.

Jeffrey L. Plumley

Saranac Lake