To the editor:
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and we’ve got trouble right here in River City.
Sex is more common than love and romance.
I did not come about as a result of sex, but, as a result of dishwashing, mowing, plowing, laundering clothes, etc.
Love and romance come as a result of sacrifice.
How can schools teach this? Education about private matters is not the responsibility of classrooms. Some classrooms teach anatomy to young bodies that aren’t ready to let go of coloring books. This leads to confused sexual identities as is apparent in a world where sex is common but romance is not. We go so far as to teach the youngest children about the household with two mommies (terminology indicative of the targeted age group). How unfair to call upon children to cast lots when adults don’t have courage to face each other.
For Valentine’s Day, I’m comfortable just being in the arms of God, aka, arms of love. Love is here. Love is strong. That’s the lesson that ought to come first. Wouldn’t it be something if the testimony of Lawrence was about love and not about sex or sexual orientation?
Lessons. If you stood ‘em all up in a row and asked me, I’d say sex and sexual orientation are the least of these. But... the greatest? Is love.
I hope children of today will know in their hearts that they are products of love and sacrifice when parents are memories. The best memories.