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Letter: Repression is repression, whatever culture it comes from

ONE OF THE more dismal aspects of the recent public debates about homosexuality has been the spectacle of members of other minority groups - black bishops and the former Chief Rabbi in the House of Lords have been particularly nasty - denouncing gay men.

As members of minority groups, the attackers expect equality before the law and are indeed protected by statute from public abuse and insult, whether or not such onslaughts are justified by reference to Holy Scriptures. It is about time these ecclesiastical bigots took on board the basic precept of doing unto others as you would done by.


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