I was extremely offended by Woody Zimmerman's recent column concerning gays' "war" against the Boy Scouts and in your decision to publish the column.  Mr. Zimmerman's suggestion that gays seek membership in, and non-discrimination by, the Boy Scouts of America because they seek to use the Boy Scouts as a "recruiting ground" is completely without foundation and inflammatory.  If you continue to publish these outrageous pieces by Mr. Zimmerman you will demonstrate that your publication is retrograde, backwards-thinking and on the wrong side of history.  Do you want this to be your legacy, a legacy of discrimination and hate?  Please rethink your decision to grant a forum to hate-mongers like Mr. Zimmerman.

Elizabeth McCoy 
Maplewood NJ