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Shame on parents

To the Editor:

While driving on Route 120 through McHenry on March 22, my sister and I noticed a group of people protesting gay marriage and holding up signs.

I was shocked and saddened to see that these people felt that it was OK to bring their young children to hold up signs with them. Regardless of whether you support gay marriage or not, forcing your children to hold up signs about something that they are too young to understand is wrong.

Shame on the parents for not only raising their children to hate, but for making them protest something they do not yet understand. I can only imagine how betrayed and sick I would feel if I found out that years ago, my parents made me publicly protest something I did not comprehend at the time.

It is wrong to raise your children in a manner that brainwashes them into believing that it is OK to deny any person happiness. I can only hope that these kids have other influences in their lives so that they do not grow up to be as close-minded as their parents.

Alyssa Smith

Bull Valley


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