Praise for Uptown Tenderloin; Anti-Gay Hypocrites; “Slasher” at SF Playhouse …

by on May 10, 2010

To the Editor:

I will be relocating to San Francisco this summer to start a new job, and I ran across your article while researching San Francisco neighborhoods and their boundaries to support my house‑hunting. I am grateful to have learned so much about the Uptown Tenderloin Historic district, its history, plans for the community, and it’s plans for the future. Many people have mentioned the “Tenderloin” to me as a “seedy” area, the very term you mentioned in your article. I am grateful for this great information about this wonderful area. It may have taken me years to what is happening in this part of my new city. Thank you!

Linda Howard
New York, NY

To the Editor:

Regarding the Family Research Council (FRC) mentioned in Tommi Avicolli Mecca’s article: On April 15, Wisconsin federal judge Barbara Crabb declared that National Prayer Day violates Amendment 1 of the Constitution because its “sole purpose is to encourage all citizens in prayer, and inherently religious exercise that serves no secular purpose.” May 6 was National Prayer Day, when the President invites the public to “turn to God in prayer and meditation.” It has been required by law since 1952.

Tony Perkins, president of the FRC, called for Crabb’s impeachment. What is the FRC? The FRC is a right-wing, Christian lobbying organization that advocates the outlawing of homosexual behavior and an enforcement of criminal sanctions against homosexual behavior, and does not accept Darwin’s theory of evolution. The FRC opposes legal abortion; human embryo research; same-sex marriages or civil unions; birth control; and the idea that humans are responsible for global warming.

Clearly, we should not look to the FRC for Constitutional interpretation.

Ralph E. Stone
San Francisco

To the Editor:

I beg to differ with Lee Hartgrave concerning Slasher at SF Playhouse. Don’t blame the author, blame the director.

Kedar Adour
San Francisco

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