Monday, Aug. 15, 2011: Sexual orientation, elected official’s job description

Posted Aug. 14, 2011, at 5:30 p.m.

Call me enlightened

OK. I am little confused here. In the Letter to the Editor titled “Gay choice,” writer John Henderson states: “Men and women make a conscious choice to be either gay or lesbian.” Does that mean that every “heterosexual” person has made the decision to be “straight” rather than be gay? That is, that they are actually “gay” but have chosen to be straight?

Wow. I am enlightened. As for those that have “chosen” to be gay — it’s incredible to choose to be something that you fear will destroy your friendships, your family and quite possibly your life! I just don’t understand why someone would chose that.

But, I guess if it’s a choice — enlightened again! Thanks, Mr. Henderson.

James Smith

Caribou

In the job description

I can’t believe an elected official, called to serve the people of the state of Maine, saying, as Sen. John Martin did in responding to Gov. Paul LePage’s call for more spending reductions, “It’s not our role to find more cuts.”

Mr. Martin spent the last 30 years spending money like it was going out of style. I hate to break the news to him, but it is his job to find more cuts. Or maybe it should come from his pension.

Pike Bryant

Monroe

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