The problem with "The Hold on Mr. Inhofe" [editorial, June 10] and Richard Cohen's op-ed column of the same day, "Witless Bigotry," is the assumption that opposition to James Hormel as ambassador to Luxembourg is based only on the fact that the meat-packing heir is a homosexual.

Mr. Hormel, in fact, is a relentless propagator of the homosexual lifestyle, as attested by his underwriting of "It's Elementary," a video that tells young children that homosexuality is acceptable, and by his donation of $500,000 to the San Francisco Public Library's "Gay and Lesbian" wing.

Worst of all, Mr. Hormel proved himself to be an anti-Catholic bigot when he laughed approvingly with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of homosexual men who like to dress up as nuns and mock the Catholic faith. When asked by Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R-Ark.) if he repudiated the twisted sisters, Mr. Hormel refused to do so.

Luxembourg is 97 percent Catholic, yet The Post sees nothing wrong with sending a homosexual activist over there to represent the United States. I wonder if The Post would similarly approve Louis Farrakhan as ambassador to Israel or David Duke as ambassador to Nigeria.

DAVID M. HICKEY

Alexandria