In "Exposing kids to gays" (Forum, May 25), Joe Rakes expressed concern that children raised by gay parents are "forced into a lifestyle of homosexuality," which he says is "not normal."
If by "not normal" Rakes means that homosexuality occurs less often than heterosexuality, fair enough. In that case, he should also save children from the scourge of left-handed parents, since this threat occurs about as often.
Alas, Rakes seems to be using a more sinister definition of "not normal." Certainly, he has the right to his opinion, but he is misinformed. Science the American Psychological Association has determined that "homosexuality … is a normal and positive variation of human sexual orientation."