Dear freedom of speech, opinion still exist?


Dear Editor Tate,

I am wondering what bushel basket Steve Chapman lives under. His comment and I quote, “The likelihood that any of these fears will come to pass ranges from minimal to zero.” He was talking about gay marriage in Wednesday, July 3, 2013 editorial.

I know of a florist who was sued, because she refused to supply flowers for a wedding. She had one of the males as a client for years, so she was not prejudice against homosexuals, only the marriage part.

I also know of a company in the Chicago area who got bombarded by inspectors, because of their remarks on homosexual marriages. In fact the Mayor of Chicago stated, on air, his city did not need their business. So more than likely their license is in jeopardy.

I am not as worldly as Mr. Chapman, but I already know of two incidents, and I wonder how many more are there that I do not know about.

I might not like the spouse you pick, but that does not give you the right to attack me. Freedom of speech and opinion is guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States, unless that too no longer exist.

Carol L. Key

Pine Bluff, AR