While I support the right of Robert Rock to express his views (letter published in The Progress on April 27th), I take issue with both the demeanor and content of his views. First and foremost, those who oppose the implementation of SOGI are not bigots and filled with hate, but simply demand their rights as parents to not have their children indoctrinated with leftist, “progressive” views of sexuality. It is not the responsibility of schools to teach sexuality to children; this clearly is the responsibility of parents.
The impetus for this whole movement was predicated on the need to stop bullying in schools. This can be easily done if school boards simply implement a tough, no-nonsense policy on bullying of any sort AND enforce it. There is no need for variant expressions of sexuality or sexual expression to be introduced in the classroom. We all need to give people the respect, dignity and acceptance that they deserve but it doesn’t necessarily follow that the values of every person is worthy of acceptance.
Lastly, Mr. Rock’s prejudice towards those who don’t support Darwinian naturalism is palpable. There are many fine scientists in our world who are not evolutionists. Darwinism is quickly falling out of favour with many scientists as they realize it’s built on a house of cards (Tom Bethell, “Darwin’s House of Cards”).