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Much Ado About Prop 8, El Coyote and the LA Times

A response to influential Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez's piece about Marjorie Christoffersen of El Coyote.
Influential Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez wrote this sort of turgid tear jerker of a pieceabout Marjorie Christoffersen of El Coyote resigning over her Mormon faith-based donation to Yes on Prop 8. Here in part, is my response to him:

Marjorie Christoffersen never apologized to the many customers gathered there, never said she was sorry for a donation which took away their right to marry. Her action destroyed a trust, cutting her customers to the quick.

She never apologized for hurting her decades-long customers who honesty felt she liked them and cared about them. Her donation to end civil marriage equality in California showed she felt they were second-class citizens. That's a tough enchilada to swallow.

She never acknowledged the hypocrisy of her church, which willingly took her tithe of ten per cent, and her donation of $100, earned from selling forbidden alcohol and coffee to gay customers ...

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