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Shooting not connected to sexual orientation

| July 22, 2021 1:00 AM

Please post a factual correction to the false statement made on front page (Daily Bee, July 18). I am 100%, as nearly all citizens are today, 2021, of basic rights for any and all U.S. citizens regardless of their sexual orientation. But it is extreme gaslighting like this nonsense touted by PFLAG president Jeff Bohnhof that hurts his cause. He is living in the past and in a proven to be false media narrative on the Pulse. He should step aside or educate himself and apologize. The federal trail of the murderer's wife exposed the facts that the media jumped to incorrect assumption on the shooter's reasons. It had nothing to do with being gay. Get over your victim mentality.   

This article from the Huffington Post is one of many online articles on the facts. (https://bit.ly/3kIB9Ss)

I so wish PFLAG would spend its time proud being USA citizens. We are the best county in the world for all of us. Stop separating our great nation and city into groups and be USA proud. I am disgusted by the victim mentality so many subgroups complain about.

The lie told on front page of the Bee:

“Pride is a celebration,” said PFLAG Sandpoint president Jeff Bohnhof told the crowd before introducing a trio of speakers. “But yet it’s also activism, remembering what it took to get us here.” It is important to remember times when it was a crime to be gay, or the mass shooting at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

DAVE LOCKHART 

Sandpoint