Let­ter to the ed­i­tor

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Letters To The Editor -

I was dis­mayed, shocked and an­gered to see that you al­lowed the coali­tion for mar­riage to place a full page ad in the mid­dle of the school sec­tion of your mag­a­zine and tagged as "school news".

While I ap­pre­ci­ate that you might value the con­tri­bu­tion that a full page ad might give to your busi­ness, the mar­riage equal­ity cam­paign has ab­so­lutely noth­ing to do with schools and ed­u­ca­tion and this ad is mis­lead­ing and dam­ag­ing.

I ex­pect that even where there is an of­fer of a full page ad, ed­i­tors would con­sider what is be­ing ad­ver­tised in­clud­ing its ap­pro­pri­ate­ness to be ad­ver­tised, par­tic­u­larly in the school pages and ex­er­cise their dis­cre­tion to refuse such an ad, es­pe­cially in cir­cum­stances where this ad has no re­la­tion­ship at all with the is­sue at hand, that is, mar­riage equal­ity and not the safe schools pro­gram.

You may have re­ceived some money but at what cost? As a par­ent with young chil­dren in our lo­cal schools, I am out­raged.

Re­gards, PDavis

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