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Shocked at letter about Murray | Letter

I’m rather shocked and appalled that the Reporter would publish a letter that is, basically, an excuse for death threats against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray because he doesn’t toe Pam Benson’s view of the world.

There is another group of people who believe similarly to Ms. Benson and they are also very upset that their views are supposedly not being upheld by their government and not surprisingly also have the same disgust of people having the right to love who they love. This group is the Taliban in Afghanistan!

You have the right to your limited view of the world and your god. You, and those who think as you do, are not entitled to threaten death because of your disagreement.

Religion is a powerful thing and is used around this world to justify heinous acts against those who believe differently. We are not a theistic country we are diverse in our religions and beliefs. I shudder to think of what this society would be like if Ms. Benson and her extremely fundamentalist views were the law of the land.

Stevor Compton, Redmond

 

 

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