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Letter to the Editor in the East Bay Times — Rebuttal by Contra Costa NOW President Katia Senff

From Katia:  “I was appalled by a recent Letter to the Editor published in the East Bay Times (shown below in red) condemning The City of Walnut Creek’s decision to raise the Pride Flag this June.  I have submitted a response.”

Response:

East Bay Times Letter to the Editor
May 22, 2019

Bigotry is a Not a Family Value

RE: Letter: Walnut Creek is known for family values — how could it do this? It’s disgusting and appalling that the city of Walnut Creek would adopt such a standard.

Bigotry is Not a Family Value.

The National Organization for Women stands with The City of Walnut Creek’s decision to raise the Pride Flag this June.

Based on letters, like the one from our neighbor Dane, it is clear that bigotry still exists in our community. Our city leaders are obligated to take a stance against such prejudice.

We believe in a community that supports people of all kinds, colors, and creeds, including our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. We must continue to speak out against intolerance.

We stand with Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill, and all cities in Contra Costa County who are openly supporting the LGBTQ community this June. Thank you for showing our citizens that we are greater than hate and that fear-base rhetoric has no place in our communities.

Katia Senff
President, Contra Costa National Organization for Women
Contracostanow.org

 

Original Letter to the Editor Published 5/22/19

Walnut Creek is know for family values, not this

Re: “‘A long time coming’:  Walnut Creek council signals support for LGBTQ prie month, flag” (East bay times.com, May8):

It’s disgusting and appalling that the city of Walnut Creed, which is well-known as a family community, would adopt such a standard.

Advocating what I consider to be immoral, lewd and disgusting behavior does not come down the family values of Walnut Creek.

If I want to see things like that I’ll go to San Francisco.  I expected more from them.

— Dane Hansen, Concord