Readers react to John Reuter's take on Spokesman-Review's anti-trans column

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our blog post "Two days after attending white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, WSU College Republicans' president resigns" (8/14/17):

Jesse Vaughan: Refusing to support in any capacity all WSU events until this guy is expelled from the university and is back home hiding behind his mommy's apron.

LuAnn Hundley-Suryan: He isn't even signed up for this year, according to one report. How can he be the head of a college group if he is not registered?

Bryan Malcolm: He is being denied his basic American rights of free speech and assembly. Is WSU requiring ANIFA and BLM attendees to resign? No way!

Christine Larkin: I don't like it but you are correct. Free speech applies to everyone... even those I strongly disagree with.

Christine Kelley: No, free speech means that he isn't arrested for it, which has not happened. Free speech does NOT mean that you are safe from the consequences of your hateful nonsense. ♦

Readers respond to John T. Reuter's column "How a Spokesman-Review columnist twisted the Bible to urge bigotry against transgender people" (8/13/17):

Joel Crow: Shutting these people up doesn't make them go away, it only makes them consider less peaceful methods of communication than talking. Let them speak, and let us denounce it. More speech is always better than less. If people truly believe this, I would like to know who they are.

Joe Dellwo: I (and about a hundred other people) gave the Spokesman a piece of my mind. And their response to the issue was very disappointing. The fact the piece had information that was just plain wrong, combined with the editor's admission to having not read it before printing it, is so wrong.

Jan Myhre: I've tried for years to finish a column by Steve Massey. Never have made it to the end. His interpretations are simply too narrow to be worthy of my time. This particular diatribe crossed the Rubicon. Sure, he has the right to his opinion, but so do I.

Joel Michael: There is a value in writing equally large, the counterpoint to such a lopsided viewpoint as the Spokesman-Review ran. As a transplant from the wicked west side 10 years ago, I occasionally lose sight of the fact that even though the platform is often given to the most self-righteous and backward people, the silent majority here celebrates freedom, humanity and compassion over rigid partisan/religious ideals. ♦

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