Letters to the Editor

Tell all the facts or not at all

Regarding the Sun Herald's April 7 edition and House Bill 1523:

The "Peaceful protests" Sound Off writer wants to drive anybody with different morals out of business. That's not peaceful; that's hateful.

In addition to the Sound Off, other articles list the large corporations opposed to the law but fail to mention many of those same companies -- including PayPal, General Electric Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Pepsico Inc. -- do business in Saudi Arabia . The penalty for homosexual behavior in Saudi Arabia is death. It appears these corporations are being very hypocritical and only take whatever position will bring the most profit.

Also, there was a glaring lack of any input from supporters on why the law is needed.

Finally, in "LGBT law likely to foster lawsuits" (April 7), lawyer Diane Ellis said Mississippi's legal response will cause "a waste of a gratuitous amount of money" to our state. We all know that most of the money will go to lawyers, so Ms. Ellis stands to profit nicely. Ms. Ellis also said, "The majority chooses to follow the words of Jesus," but she doesn't say which words.

Here are some of his words concerning how non-believers would treat believers: "I did not come to bring peace, but a sword" (Matthew 10:34).

Regarding human sexuality: "But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female" (Mark 10:6). If one wants to use Jesus' words, one must use all of them.

ROBERT CALVERT

Gulfport

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