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Betsy Bayley Van Etten April 15, 2014 at 11:09 AM
Sorry Lauren Traut, I have to respectfully disagree. If Mrs. Doctorprice had written a "wellRead Morew orded and respectful" discussion about tattoos, green hair or saggy pants (all of which are well represented at HF), it would have been worthy of printing and the ensuing discussion would have been "compelling" perhaps. However, what the author did was in fact, at the very heart of the problem with how "some" people perceive the LGBT community. Just as skin color, ethnicity and gender aren't the "choice" of any individual (and are therefore vehemently protected by our Civil Rights) neither is sexual identity. Being homosexual isn't a "choice" or a "lifestyle"; it is in fact, part and parcel of an individual's being. Mrs. Doctorprice had no more right to spew her ignorance in a public forum than anyone else would have to spew a racist or antisemitic statement in this "news" forum. So I'll say it again. Shame on you Lauren and Patch staff for publishing this hateful opinion piece.
Lauren Traut (Editor) April 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM
To clarify once again, the article was not published by Patch. It is a reader-contributed post.Read MoreAlso , I think her greatest concern is about the school's decision. She does not express hatred toward members of the LGBT community, but instead disagrees with the school's decision. People are entitled to their opinion—even if it goes against the majority—and here on Patch, they are welcome to express that, as long as they do so respectfully. You may continue to wish shame on me, but I stand by my decision. Agree to disagree.
Sarah Reder April 15, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Also Mrs. Dr. Price, I would like to add that just because the high school is "housed withRead Moremino rs" makes no difference. Just because the students are minors doesn't feed into your argument at all. Minors are still allowed to make their own personal decisions, and them growing into educated, aware adults doesn't hinder on their education whatsoever. It's actually an innovative and wonderful thing that the school is allowing students to be educated about such a common problem in our society today. This post had me so outraged yesterday that I had to make an account just to voice my opinion on your thoughts. This just makes it clear what your intentions are, especially when so many teens have commit suicide in our community in the past year. Have some common sense.
Frank Esposito April 03, 2014 at 06:36 AM
I wrote a few speak outs dealing to the militarization of our civilian police forces that some ofRead Moreyo u reading here may be interested in.
Alec Ayter April 03, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Most law-order type (in their mind) could care less how a 90 year old vet and hero of War II could Read Morebe killed by half a dozen cop tough guys not just the one being charged, the cops take every opportunity to prove how mean and armed to the teeth they are which sends a message to the 90 old criminals in nursing and other facilities around here
Raiye Rosado Cichon March 12, 2014 at 11:25 AM
You mean you don't like the daily wall covering of urine and vomit?
Vernon Cherrywood April 12, 2014 at 07:53 PM
Homewood does not own the train stain, Metra does. The village has asked Metra to renovate andRead Moreinclu ded suggestions to the company. Apparently, Metra is "waiting" for the capital funds.
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