MR. ST. JOHN-STEVAS
writes (April 21) that the homosexual is "acting from compulsions and is far from
being a free agent." Once again we are getting the jolly liberal psychiatric treatment. Nobody
nowadays does wrong because he wants to. It all starts from an unhappy underprivileged a pehricldilheogoed and s childhood or from on and so on.
We all sometimes have "uncontrollable" urges, but fear of
disapproval or punishment, and maybe discipline or conscience, hold us back.
It cannot be mere coincidence that there are many more effeminate creatures around today. It is my opinion that many who would otherwise conform and behave like men are emboldened to become effeminate and to flaunt their unpleasant ways only because so much has been said and done in high (sic) places to encourage them.
No matter what Mr. St. John-Stevas says, sodomy is not only a sin and a particularly nasty one, but it is also a crime against society because of the corruption and depravity from which it is inseparable.
Within a few decades or less our arrogant intellectuals will have completely undermined the social and moral structure of this country and transformed the Church into a Society of Permissive Friends.
M. Gullies Newport, I.o.W.