Matriarchs key to grooming

From: Valerie Brennan, Wickersley, South Yorkshire.

WITH reference to your Comment (Yorkshire Post, January 30), I, too, have great admiration for Mrs Ann Cryer for her stance in her long-running campaign against child sex grooming. We are aware that young girls of Asian origin are protected by their families, and rightly so. Surely, if the matriarchs of these families are to be empowered, it is their role to explain to their husbands and sons that girls of other ethnic groups are equally precious and require the respect which is given to Asian young women in their society!

True meaning of marriage

From: Tony Lazenby, Rye Croft, Tickhill, Doncaster.

I WHOLEHEARTEDLY support your recent correspondent’s views about the true meaning of the word marriage. The Bible, our body shapes, tradition and sheer common sense make it patently clear that marriage means the union of a man and a woman. Nothing more and nothing less.

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A bill which promotes other than that is, I believe, shameful and perverse.

School double

From: Keith Jowett, Silkstone Common, Barnsley.

YOUR feature on Yorkshire’s famous author, Barbara Taylor Bradford, mentions that her primary education was gained at Christ Church, Upper Armley, (Yorkshire Post, January 31).

At the same time she was a pupil there a boy just one year younger than Barbara attended the same school. His name – Alan Bennett. It really is astonishing that two such famous authors should have been contemporaries.