Mary, Mary.Mary Cheney disgusts me ["Mary Cheney Surfaces," December 6]. You treat her with kid gloves when she deserves scorn. Her silence in the face of her father's evil promotion of hatred toward gay and lesbian people is reprehensible rep·re·hen·si·ble
Deserving rebuke or censure; blameworthy. See Synonyms at blameworthy.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin repreh . In this she is evil.
Let us not be silent! As a longtime AOL (A division of Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY, www.aol.com) The world's largest online information service with access to the Internet, e-mail, chat rooms and a variety of databases and services. subscriber, I am writing AOL to protest her hiring. I encourage other gay and lesbian people to do the same.
CHARLES JONES Chicago, Ill.
The Advocate misinformed its readers in the story about Mary Cheney by stating that the Coors Brewing Co. was "once boycotted by gays." In Los Angeles not one gay bar will serve Coors. This year the city of West Hollywood endorsed the Coors boycott. In a poll conducted recently at the pride festival in L.A., more than 80% of gays and lesbians supported the boycott.
The fact is that Coors is a family-owned business and there is no separation between the Coors Brewing Co. and the Coors family's funding of extreme right-wing antigay groups as you state. The Witeck-Combs public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most firm you quote is on the Coors payroll.
I debated Mary Cheney (also on the Coors payroll at the time) twice in L.A. on the boycott before the ACLU ACLU: see American Civil Liberties Union. and the Stonewall stone·wall
v. stone·walled, stone·wall·ing, stone·walls
a. Democratic Club, which undertook an in-depth fair investigation of the issues involved. It endorsed the Coors boycott, saying, "Coors's adoption of domestic-partnership benefits does not cancel the greater evil of the Coors family pouring millions into campaigns to over-turn the rights of people with AIDS The People With AIDS (PWA) Self-Empowerment Movement was a movement of those diagnosed with AIDS and grew out of San Francisco. The PWA Self-Empowerment Movement believes that those diagnosed as having AIDS should "take charge of their own life, illness, and care, and to minimize , lesbians, and gay men."
It is long overdue for The Advocate to impartially report on the issues raised by the boycott instead of misleading readers.
DON KILHEFNER Los Angeles, Calif.