Lifestyle choice put on pedestal

To the editor,

My name is Joshua Grooms and I’m a sophomore here at NKU. I work hard and am proud to be a student at this fine institution. I’m writing you today to express my concern over the article that came out on Wednesday October 29.

This article was entitled “NKU opens doors for gay youth summit.” As I read this article I slowly became concerned that the school in which I attend is supporting the GLBTQ summit. I have a few questions I’d like to throw your way,

I have tried my best to remove any doctrinal references from this letter and hope that I am being impartial.

If homosexuality is an alternative lifestyle, than we can assume that it is definitely not a cultural norm. If it is not a cultural norm, then why do we need to “build gay leadership within the community.” If being gay is an alternative than it makes no sense to have a leader who is an alternate.

Why is it important to create a safe space for homosexuals, bisexuals, and transgender youth to educate themselves’? Shouldn’t they be able to educate themselves with the same amount of space as all the others do. They are putting homosexuality on a pedestal.

They are trying to compare homosexuals with people who are actually handicapped and require extra space.

The main thing that really got to me is that they included high school students.

There was absolutely no need for this. If a high school student decides to be gay, he does so knowing that he will have to overcome obstacles. By including them at the Summit this “club” is teaching them to put their own lifestyle on a pedestal as well.

Homosexuality is not a race or creed. It is not a religion, philosophy, or subconscious reaction. It is a decision that an individual makes for themselves. By opening the doors for the GLBTQ we are ignoring the rights of the people who are not pro-gay by trying to promote a privileged lifestyle.

Joshua Grooms


Social Studies Education