I was appalled to open the Bemidji Pioneer on both Oct. 23 and Oct. 31 to read the letters to the editor written by Rev. Wurm and Mrs. Kittleson. As a faithful Christian and a proud member of the GLBTQIA community, I find the so called “slippery slope” argument highly offensive. In no way is it appropriate to relate the healthy, loving, mutual and blessed relationships in my community, formed between two consenting adults, to polygamy, pedophilia, incest or bestiality.
I am embarrassed to hear members of the Christian community espouse the fallacy that loving, committed same-sex relationships will somehow pave the way for the aforementioned sexual deviations. It is the belief of myself and many faithful Christians that love and mutual commitment do indeed create the basis for healthy relationships, healthy marriages and healthy families.
The “slippery slope” argument itself is logically inconsistent, it is unnecessarily divisive, and it succeeds only in spreading fear and deeply hurtful misinformation.