ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Letter: Members of the LGBTQ+ community are not 'sexual deviants'

"In 2022, is it necessary for The Forum to publish the antiquated ramblings of every octogenarian religious goofball?" asks Albany, Ore. resident Steve Thiel.

Letter to the editor FSA
We are part of The Trust Project.

I made the mistake of glancing at The Forum’s opinion section today. Whose decision was it to publish Lloyd Omdahl’s latest nonsense?

Columnist Lloyd Omdahl writes, "When we are tempted to relegate addicts and sexual deviants to hell, we need to remember that Christianity is not a corporate problem but it is personal."

Omdahl sanctimoniously claims that good “Christ-followers” shouldn’t judge, while countless times referring to members of the LGBTQ+ community as “sexual deviants.” The column reads like the print equivalent of your creepy uncle starting a conversation with, “I’m not racist, but…”

In 2022, is it necessary for The Forum to publish the antiquated ramblings of every octogenarian religious goofball?

Steve Thiel is a native of Moorhead and currently resides in Albany, Ore.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

ADVERTISEMENT

READ MORE OF THE LATEST LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Mark Strand of Fargo writes, "This is a serious infraction and should not be treated as 'kids will be kids.'”
Stash Hempeck of Hendrum, Minn., responds to Scott Hennen's column about bidding Minnesota farewell after the state passed the Protect Reproductive Options Act.
Kristen Nelson writes, "Please message Kasper and every legislator to let them know that all people deserve to live a life of peace, happiness, and authenticity in North Dakota."
Rep. Lisa DeVille responds to recent op-eds attempting to discredit comments she made in a Forum story about the health effects of flaring in North Dakota.
Susan Brenan writes, "Other National Parks - Assateague Island in Maryland and Shackleford Banks in North Carolina - maintain healthy wild horse herds."
Rev. Gretchen Graf writes, "Caring people and churches are already stepping up to pay school lunch debt for their neighborhood children, but it would be much simpler to make this a state-wide solution so no child misses out."
Barry Borg recounts Focus on the Family's James Dobson's interview with Ted Bundy on the eve of his execution.
The research areas and projects that the geoscience department are currently working on are important for our societal needs ...
Considering Kevin O'Leary was involved in a recent crypto scam, Crystal Dueker questions why Gov. Doug Burgum appointed him to lead a new investment program in North Dakota.

Related Topics: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
What To Read Next
Brenda Seehafer writes in opposition to a bill that would establish “educational reimbursement programs,” also known as vouchers.
Providing our kids with all the tools they need to be successful while they are at school, including proper nutrition, just makes sense.
Petros and Kehn writes, "The purpose of tenure is to promote the free expression of ideas and to better serve the interest of the institution and the students."
Winners: guides and outfitters who use bait so their clients get an easy shot; producers of outdoor shows who use bait to get video of cinematic hunting; individuals who attract big game from public and private land to their property for exclusive use.