I would like to comment on a letter written in the Aug. 15 Xpress by Shane Jenkins regarding the opinions and beliefs of Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A [“Which Hate Is The Better Hate?”]. I don't believe Dan Cathy can be called the new face of "hate and bigotry.” He actively expressed his opinions and beliefs honestly when asked. This is a free country where we shouldn't have to be judged by others for our own basic right to share our own opinions and beliefs.
If anyone knew my real opinions and beliefs outside of close friends, I'd have no friends. Do you know your boss' opinions and beliefs, or those of your co-workers? Then you might as well start hating, 'cause I'm sure if you really knew, then that means you would be against your friends, boss, co-workers or anyone else for that matter who doesn’t agree with you or share your beliefs.
Everyone is their own individual person. We can't all share the same opinions or beliefs. It just doesn't work that way, and who's to say we'd really want it that way? Speak before you judge or turn yourself into your own worst "hater.”
— Irene Corey