Letter - Drag show protest was misguided

Posted 6/28/22

Drag show protest was misguided In response to the June 23 article “Drag show protesters, counterprotesters eye future events”: What’s “normal” in America right now, Ms. Overbeck, are …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Username
Password
Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

If you made a voluntary contribution in 2021-2022, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access includes access to all websites and online content.


Our print publications are advertiser supported. For those wishing to access our content online, we have implemented a small charge so we may continue to provide our valued readers and community with unique, high quality local content. Thank you for supporting your local newspaper.

Letter - Drag show protest was misguided

Posted

In response to the June 23 article “Drag show protesters, counterprotesters eye future events”:

What’s “normal” in America right now, Ms. Overbeck, are intolerant and self-righteous characters who think they know what’s best for everyone, who often contend that there is such a thing as a “traditional family.” What, exactly, is a “traditional family”? God-ahering white, heterosexual parents, and white, heterosexual kids?

We have reached a point when being different is feared, loathed and rejected.

Ms. Overbeck, we’re all different. Unique. I don’t have a family — and your values are no better than mine.

A local high school told a respected faculty member to change his lifestyle or leave but it continues to lure students with prattle like this: “We welcome spiritual questions and seek everyday to engage our faith and our culture with curiosity, integrity, and courage.”

“Just don’t be who you are around here,” should be appended.

Likewise, “Don’t listen to Tschaikovsky, Copland or Barber. Don’t look at da Vinci, Michelangelo or Kahlo. And don’t read Whitman, Wilde or Woolf.

“Or cheer for Rapinoe, Bird or Beane.”

Thankfully, the Herald interviewed Ro Murdock too, who said, “I want to make (the protesters) know it’s not welcome here and their message is not acceptable.”

Einstein said, “It may be possible to fight intolerence, stupidity, and fanaticism separately, but when they come together there is no hope.”

Craig Marshall Smith

Highlands Ranch

Comments

Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.