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

Influential Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez wrote this sort of turgid tear jerker of a piece about 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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