I don’t know if Brian Gardner of Pound Hill is a real person or just a name the Crawley News made up as part of an attempt to bait liberals (with a small l).Â It would appear that there was a story in last week’s paper where somebody said they were gay but they don’t think it matters.Â I am assuming that because we didn’t get our paper delivered last week because of the snow that Crawley council are boasting they handled so well in this week’s paper…Â a neat little irony there.
Anyway, the letter this week from ‘Brian Gardner’ goes into a bit of a rant, ending with:
It does matter, I do care, I am worried, it does affect how I vote, and I strongly object to being called a bigot and small-minded for supporting moral values.
I don’t think I can be bothered writing to the paper in reply, but I’m sure lots of others will.Â If I did I think I would say something like:
Here is a tip for Mr Gardner.Â If you don’t want to be called a bigot or small-minded then why not keep your bigoted, small-minded views to yourself instead of proudly shouting them out in a newspaper?
I look forward to seeing what response there is next week.Â Unless it snows again and the council handle it all as superbly as last week.