Volume 15, Number 2, May 1993, p.3
In response to "Debate about Colorado" in the last issue of WAAC Newsletter, WAAC member Bob Inge wrote the following letter. It expresses a viewpoint not represented by either of the previously-published statements on this subject. (--Editor)
14 January 1993
I am writing in response to the editorial by Glenn Wharton in your latest newsletter. I respect Mr. Wharton's opinion and personal decision to boycott the Denver meeting, and I understand your decision to include his letter in the newsletter, considering the very strong stand AIC has taken. However, I am very concerned that WAAC, as an organization, may be tempted to go the route of AIC by becoming a mouthpiece for conservators on controversial social issues for which there are a variety of opinions within the conservation field. I belong to AIC and WAAC because I am a conservator interested in furthering the cause of conservation, not so I can be represented on social issues.
I personally agree with Amendment 2, and voted yes on it because, like the majority of people in my state, I do not believe that the manner in which a person chooses to have sex qualifies him/her as a minority. I believe the essence of civil rights means equal rights for all, not special laws for special interest groups. Whatever one's opinion on this, I know for sure that sexual preference has nothing whatsoever to do with conservation, that conservators from all types of backgrounds and beliefs need to work together towards our common interest--conservation--and be careful not to become polarized over issues that are incidental to our common goals.
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