Tuesday, July 16

LETTER TO THE EDITOR


Pherson’s moral agenda is unfair

Does Alex Pherson really believe that not ostracizing/publicly stoning/executing adulterers will lead to societal acceptance of bestiality and rape in his Feb. 25 column, “Public forgives Woods too easily”?

I honestly have no idea what he believes we’re supposed to do to them; he never specifies.

He dismisses as ridiculous the ideas that “(1) sex is a natural phenomenon and (2) [various forms of sex] should not be separated out into various gradations of decency.”

The first one is, of course, completely true, and the second one is a complete straw man. No one actually believes that adultery is acceptable behavior.

We can all agree that Tiger Woods is a jerk for cheating on his wife.

What some of us who were born in the years since 1930 believe, however, is that being a jerk doesn’t exclude one from participating in society.

Tiger Woods can play golf better than just about anyone alive, so he should have the chance to do so.

Andrew Laffin

Second-year, chemistry/materials science

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