Letters to the Editor, Aug. 16

Chick-fil-A cartoon inappropriate

I’m reading the August 9 Town & Village and I find your cartoon exceedingly obnoxious, insulting and unfair about Chick-fil-A.

Just because the owner of this place has a religious view that doesn’t support homosexuality, typically (gay) people have been all over the company. It is against the law to not hire anybody and god forbid he didn’t follow the law, he would really deserve criticism. Why is a Christian criticized for having Christian views? I have no religious views so for me this isn’t about my religion. My criticism is about freedom of speech.

If you’re going to criticize somebody, people in the Orthodox Jewish community would excommunicate or shun or expel any member of their community who is homosexual. Muslims murder homosexuals. Not only do they not have homosexual marriage in the Muslim world, they’re killed before they get a chance. But I don’t hear any of this nonsense.

People have a right in this country to say what they like. If you don’t agree, it is your right to disagree with it with facts and figures, not your own personal hatred and stupidity.

Joseph Moskowitz, ST

I found the Chick-fil-A cartoon included in your August 9th issue to be out of place in T&V, a neighborhood newspaper that doesn’t typically take a stand on broader social and political issues.

If the editors do want to take a stand on an issue, fine, but then take the time and professionalism to write an op-ed piece explaining your view and why you take the stand that you do.

Your inclusion of the cartoon was a cheap shot and shows a disregard for the beliefs and opinions of others with whom you may not agree.

Mr. Cathy had and has every right to express his belief regarding same-sex marriage. His chain of restaurants does not condemn or deny service to anyone and he has made that clear in his statements.


Amy De Rosa, PCV

Editor’s note: In our view, it isn’t unfair and is in fact pretty traditional for newspapers, including community newspapers, to run cartoons on a variety of political and social issues.

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