Inalienable Rights This
is a response to the “No More State Theatre” in your August 24th
edition. I think I will not be the only response to this pathetic and
narrow-minded letter that seems rather out of place in the northern
Michigan that I know. To think we will not be getting your 25 cents for
the movie you refused to see, but more importantly we will be without
your “two cents” on your thoughts of a marriage at the State Theatre...
Enthusiastically Democratic Since
I was one of the approximately 160 people present at when Senator
Debbie Stabenow spoke on August 14 in Charlevoix, I was surprised to
read in a letter to Northern Express that there was a “rather muted”
response to Debbie’s announcement that she has endorsed Hillary Clinton
Not Hurting I
surely think the State Theatre will survive not having the homophobic
presence of Colleen Smith and her family attend any matinees. I think
“Ms.” Smith might also want to make sure that any medical personnel,
bank staff, grocery store staff, waiters and/or waitress, etc. are not
homosexual before accepting any service or product from them...
Stay Home I
did not know whether to laugh or cry when I read the letter of the
extremely homophobic, “disgusted” writer. She now refuses to patronize
the State Theatre because she evidently feels that its confines have
been poisoned by the gay wedding ceremony held there...
Keep Away In
response to Colleen Smith of Cadillac who refused to bring her family
to the State Theatre because there was a gay wedding there: Keep your 25
cents and your family out of Traverse City...
Celebrating Moore And A Theatre I
was 10 years old when I had the privilege to see my first film at the
State Theatre. I will never forget that experience. The screen was
almost the size of my bedroom I shared with my older sister. The
bursting sounds made me believe I was part of the film...
Outdated Thinking This
letter is in response to Colleen Smith. She made public her choice to
no longer go to the State Theater due to the fact that “some
homosexuals” got married there. I’m not outraged by her choice; we don’t
need any more hateful, self-righteous bigots in our town. She can keep
her 25 cents...
Mackinac Pipeline Must Be Shut Down Crude
oil flowing through Enbridge’s 60-yearold pipeline beneath the Mackinac
Straits and the largest collection of fresh water on the planet should
be a serious concern for every resident of the USA and Canada. Enbridge
has a very “accident” prone track record...
Your Rights To
Colleen, who wrote about the State Theatre: Let me thank you for
sharing your views; I think most of us are well in support of the first
amendment, because as you know- it gives everyone the opportunity to
express their opinions. I also wanted to thank Northern Express for not
shutting down these types of letters right at the source but rather
giving the community a platform for education...
No Role Model [Fascinating
Person from last week’s issue] Jada quoted: “I want to be a role model
for girls who are interested in being in the outdoors.” I enjoy being in
the outdoors, but I don’t want to kill animals for trophy...