Why give these haters any space?

July 8, 2013 

I was very sad to see The Modesto Bee gave any space to the hateful and ignorant rants such as "Can a man now marry his aardvark?" (July 7, Letters). These people who cast judgment and use the Bible and God to support their narrow, backward and fearful beliefs must have never heard of the commandment, "Thou shall not cast judgment lest you be judged." Whatever happened to love? Isn't that the way to be? Isn't that the legacy that Jesus left behind, to love everyone as an incarnation of the Holy Spirit?

I think printing these opinions makes Modesto seem very uneducated and backward. It only gives these empty-hearted people attention and validation. To all of the haters in Modesto, I say get an education and find a hobby — you really are living in ignorance!

BRIAN BENTLEY

Modesto

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