Sensitivity needed

WHEN it comes to the issue of Troy William’s sacking as a school chaplain Jim Campbell and Claire van Ryn are blind to the facts.

Firstly under his conditions of employment he is not allowed to express a religious opinion.

Presumably as part of his training he would have been acquainted with the need to deal with issues sensitively.

But more importantly the voicing of a religious opinion which is in conflict with established fact is highly dangerous.

Sexuality, like eye and hair colour, is what you are born with and not subject to personal choice. In consideration of all the factors involved it is absurd to suggest anyone would choose to be gay.

Adolescence is surely one of the most troubling periods in our lives so our young deserve sexuality and relationship issues in the broadest sense to be treated with understanding and sensitivity.

This is gravely important given the shameful suicide figures of our youth in this country.

—RALPH MARSHALL, Launceston.

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