One’s sexuality is not a ‘choice’ | Letter
Editor, The Beacon:
I really appreciated the article about the award given to Halei Watkins and Sen. Haugen by the Edmonds Unitarian Church [Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church stands on the side of love,” The Beacon, page 1, June 26].
It was an inspiring account of two people who worked for a goal based on their core values.
At the end of the article, Laura Daniali wrote that April Cook was excommunicated from the Lutheran Church because of "her choices."
I suggest it would be more appropriate to say that she was excommunicated for who she is. One's sexuality is not a "choice" but is an inherent part of who they are.
Editor’s note: In an interview with April Cook on June 16, she said, “I was educated in the Lutheran church, and excommunicated for my choice.” Her words were paraphrased for the story.