Thank you, Rev. Hosler

It’s bad enough that ignorant people post bigoted homophobic lies on the internet.

Thank you to Rev. Josh Hosler from Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd for his thoughtful and powerful letter to the editor in answer to Mary Locke’s letter in the Dec. 20 issue. (Keep hatred out of local paper, Jan 20).

I also was very disappointed that Locke’s letter was printed. It’s bad enough that ignorant people post bigoted homophobic lies on the internet, but there is no place for those lies in our local paper.

I’m grateful that Rev. Hosler spoke out and I encourage the Mirror to review the standards for what letters to print.

Jackie Rickert

Federal Way


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@federalwaymirror.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.federalwaymirror.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Letters to the Editor

Listen to voices of reason during worldwide disaster

To the citizens of Federal Way and leaders at all levels of government: Tune out Trump.

Act now, act local

If commercial property landlords do not adopt a more compassionate and sensible position, they will quickly lose all income and destroy the chance of retail recovery.

Make training mandatory for all elected leaders

Congratulations to council member Linda Kochmar, who was awarded an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership.

Raising the red flag on state of the schools

Months have passed and the Federal Way School District still has not published the 2018-2019 Smarter Balanced Assessment district and individual school results.

Don’t ignore the drug problem

Why not start with addressing the truth that homelessness is not a housing shortage or a mental health issue alone — it is a drug problem.

Keep up the great work, Grocery Outlet

A big thank you to the new owners of Grocery Outlet in Federal Way.

Inspirational MLK program in Federal Way

I am hopeful that the young generation will understand and work towards regeneration.

Three issues: International, national, local

National: Three years ago, voters in this country elected a president. People have been fighting it ever since.

Sexual orientation does not change

You may disagree with that statement but that disagreement of yours comes from the fact that you are actually bisexual.

Thank you, Rev. Hosler

It’s bad enough that ignorant people post bigoted homophobic lies on the internet.

Kind teachers, flags make all the difference

I spent 11 years in the Federal Way Public Schools before the days when pride flags and safe stickers could be found in classrooms, but I still turned out gay.

Keep hatred out of local paper

I most certainly would not allow it in my church.