Thursday, October 06, 2022

Mixed Views

I have kind of mixed views on this.
The Olympian
By Rolf Boone
October 5, 2022

Residents dismayed over a Lacey Children’s Day sponsor brought their concerns to the North Thurston Public Schools board Tuesday.

The city’s Children’s Day was held Saturday, Oct. 1 at Huntamer Park in Lacey and one of the key sponsors was Chick-fil-A, the popular but controversial fast-food chicken restaurant.

The business operates a store in Lacey and has been exploring a site in Olympia. It is viewed as controversial because in 2012 company Chairman Dan Cathy spoke out against same-sex marriage.
Still, the association with Chick-fil-A was “beyond the pale,” said Lynn Grotsky, co-founder of Pizza Klatch, an organization that got its start in North Thurston and offers a safe space for youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. She called on the school board to ask questions for the future, and to “really look at how they (the city) come up with sponsors.”
I have a problem first with the article. It doesn’t say if any other businesses were sponsors, it alo doesn’t say what Lacey’s Children’s Day is so I looked it up.

It is a children’s day in local park where the children; “Dress in your best jungle, adventure or animal outfit (encouraged, not required)!” they list another sponsor and not Chick-fil-A.

I also wonder if a LGBTQ+ organization could be a sponsor?

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