Jeff Hamlin's letter in the Feb. 27 edition is precisely the kind of invective that destroys constructive public discussion. Mr. Hamlin engages in a free-for-all of insult and defamation, suggesting among other things that gay and lesbian people are responsible for AIDS.
I'll not address his misuse of the Biblical passages. I feel it incumbent to point out, however, that AIDS is a blood-borne illness that affects all people, gay and straight, men and women, children and adults.
While public arguments are absolutely necessary, it is important to engage them in ways that are fair and informed.
Misinformation and slander kill the civility upon which true public debate is based.