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How exciting it is to see that bigotry is alive and well. Mr. Jared’s proposal that we overturn civil rights laws and roll the clock back a few decades to allow for unbridled discrimination is brilliant and will surely be welcomed by enlightened citizens.

Perhaps from atop Mr. Jared’s libertarian high horse, he cannot see that we live in a society and are not 311 million autonomous free-floating entities.

I wonder if Pastor Hutcherson has pondered a scenario wherein every private enterprise that does not discriminate against minorities would refuse to associate with bigots. People who share the pastor’s (clearly non-Christian) beliefs would find themselves living cold and alone in a commune somewhere far away. This, of course, is not the case.

Virtually all shopkeepers, lenders, and landlords do associate with bigots and libertarian columnists, not because they condone the self-righteous, hateful lifestyle but because tolerance is the right thing to do.

Although Mr. Jared would assert that it is a property right to put up “Christians and Libertarians Unwelcome” signs, I think he can be glad that reasonable people do not. It cuts both ways, gents.

Seth! Leary, Kirkland

 

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