|With reference to 'Mann's Word' by Lorraine Mann
Inverness Courier 29 May 09
Recently a banner, hanging across Academy Street, called for help to make the Highlands Hate Free.
I assume that poor Lorraine did not see it, or that she does not care, nor does she want to cooperate in the campaign.
I wonder what side of the law of the land her article falls. Would she be liable to being charged for stirring up hatred?
Her phobia seems to be about Christians, and human dignity. When she has finished trying to bash the Christians, she might like to turn her attacks to the Muslims and see how far she will get!
I am somewhat surprised that your paper allowed her article to be published, because it does nothing to promote peace in the community.
As so often happens with poor Lorraine, she seems to delight it attacking moral standards, decency and respect for life. Hopefully she will see the light some day, but until then she will likely keep putting pen to paper if she will find a paper willing to give her space.
Letter to the Inverness Courier
by Samuel McKibben
I would like to thank Mr. McInnes for his letter to the editor (last weeks Courier re Lorraine Mann's article) as I totally agree with his sentiments.
I am utterly appalled by the sweeping statement of Lorraine Mann's opening sentence ("Christians cannot have it both ways") and amazed that you published it.
I move in very large Christian circles here and abroad. I have not yet met one Christian who is part of a "vile vendetta against people who happen to be gay."
Furthermore I am deeply offended by the way this woman spoke so derogatively about the God who loved humanity so much that He gave His Son to die for us. I know when I say this, I am speaking for tens of millions who would readily say that God by His act of love has changed our lives.
I would like to ask Lorraine to write from a far more informed base as her article only inspires hate in people who believe she is speaking the truth about Christians in regards to a vendetta.
I share in the mission of making the Highlands Hate Free?
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