Letters to the Editor

Bill Dolbow: Perplexing pastors

Regarding the May 25 news article “Black pastors reject HB2-Jim Crow parallels”: I do not understand the support of pastors for House Bill 2.

Although it may not be akin to Jim Crow laws, there are similarities. Both ideas encourage discrimination and fear (and thus hatred ) toward others. The arguments denying access to bathrooms are ridiculous on both accounts.

I would hope that the pastors would emphasize the other parts of the bill, which curtail the ability of their parishioners to sue with regard to employment discrimination and which prevent local communities from enacting minimum wage salaries.

These issues have a greater impact on their parishioners than some imaginary threats in the bathroom.

Bill Dolbow