As a resident of Atlantic Highlands I took offence to the War on Boy scouts article.  I agree it is a controversial issue, but the author used hate and misinformation as the basis of his writings.   I am gay and live in AH with my partner like many other gays an lesbians I know.  We enjoy the town, beaches, restaurants and casual lifestyle the same as my straight neighbors.  When I read articles in my local paper that include such hate as “gays see a rich recruiting ground in the Scouts for their perverted lifestyle”, I know it does not represent the truth and the love I find in the Highlands.  Based on  his article I assume Mr. Zimmerman would welcome Jerry Sandusky, who was not gay, when he picked up his children for a weekend camping trip.

I will continue to live my happy life in Atlantic Highlands and I am sure Mr. Zimmerman will continue to live his miserable life under a rock.  I just hope that the AH Herald would understand they need to write for all their residents and not be a vehicle for misinformation and hate.

John McBride
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 

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Allan Dean

Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...