Monthly Archives: June 2013

Cheers to businesses reaching out to LGBT community

Cheers to businesses reaching out to LGBT community

The June 9 2013 article in the Tennessean ‘Businesses step up efforts to attract LGBT customers” was certainly a breath of fresh air. While I have seen huge movement toward acceptance in Nashville, there is still a long row to hoe for us to catch up with the more advanced areas of the country.

One point you did not mention I think is significant: Although there is a large audience in the LGBT market, I think the most significant impact of the ads is to let the much larger progressive heterosexual community know that those businesses are not bigoted and are supportive of human rights.

I, for one, am much more likely to give my business to a company that stands up for the rights of all people. Of course, there is also the chance of backlash, so I additionally applaud the courage of a business that will risk losing income in order to stand up for others.

Link To Letter in The Tennessean

 

Government surveillance breaches public’s privacy

Government surveillance breaches public’s privacy

Edward Snowden is beyond a doubt my hero. He has sacrificed a high-paying job and the ability to live as a free man in the U.S., to let us know that our government is violating our rights.

The Fourth Amendment clearly prohibits any search without warrants specifying who is being searched and why. This administration have chosen to completely ignore the Constitution, force Verizon to provide phone records and, even worse, appear to be reviewing my Google documents.

It is so sad to see that the 9/11 terrorist have won. We have lost many rights and trillions of dollars, things which they could not possibly have done — we now have done to ourselves.

Link to The Letter in The Tennessean