Crosswalk decision commended

I congratulate council for their implementation of rainbow coloured crosswalks in Summerland.

Dear Editor:

I congratulate council for their implementation of rainbow coloured crosswalks in Summerland.

This simple act communicates empathy and respect for our LGBT neighbours and visitors.

I understand why the conservative religious folks oppose this action but I suggest with respect, that their concerns are misguided.

The concept that gay or straight people for that matter “choose” their orientation is baseless.

The same people who ostracize this minority for being sinful because of who they are claim that God doesn’t make any mistakes. Which is it?

The religious conservatives were on the wrong side of slavery and women’s suffrage and now they are on the wrong side of this issue.

Things are changing and kudos to council for making a very minor effort that may be a very huge encouragement to a young neighbour  of ours who may be struggling for acceptance.

Perhaps if the sidewalk rainbow is offensive  to someone they can reflect on that “other” rainbow symbol as they pass their neighbour with grace and empathy.

Bill Hibberd

Summerland