To the editor:
I am writing in response to the letter to the editor from Father O'Reilly. I have many gay and lesbian friends. They are not spiritually conflicted and misguided - far from it. They are vibrant and enjoy the relationships they are in. My friends offer much to the community and are happy in their relationships. I rejoice with them. It saddens me that there are some, especially in positions of influence, who are still ignorant and closed-minded. My message is simple. The media has embraced the idea of equality for all, regardless of race, disability and sexual orientation. They are enlightened. We should be also.
Jeffrey L. Plumley