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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 27, No. 14. 1964.

Fear Righteousness?

Fear Righteousness?

It is generally true to say that a man hates and fears most what he finds and cannot tolerate within himself. Those men who are most outspoken in their hatred and contempt for homosexuals are often in fact violently repressing their own homosexual tendencies.

Moral disapproval arises from the religious view that homosexuality is contrary to the natural order as intended by God. However, moral problems are surely best left to the individual and his conscience. The law cannot solve moral problems and it is not the business of the law to attempt to do so.

What the homosexual asks for and surely has the right to expect from society, is first the freedom to solve, or at least cope with, his own moral problems, and second, the respect which he, as an individual, is entitled to.