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New Pornographers?

Published May 8, 2010 6:00 pm

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In this time of moral and financial crisis, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is going to build a stage in Pioneer Park and invite the rock group the New Pornographers perform ("Twilight to bring booze, big acts to Salt Lake City's Pioneer Park -- will it stay?" Tribune , April 30). Please tell me this is a final April Fool's joke.

Considering Becker's agenda of "fairness," to whom is even the name "New Pornographers" being fair to? Is it fair to the victims of the 6,500 registered sex offenders in Utah? Why does Becker want to promote thoughts about pornography, which contributes to crimes against women and children? Whose side is he on?

The Twilight Concerts also announced that priority is to bring in alcohol for the concert.

My father was killed by a drunken driver. Is Becker going to provide rides for those who get drunk from the alcohol he brings in for a city event?

To be fair to the majority of citizens, how about some decent, respectful entertainment for them? I asked my neighbors in the Avenues what they thought of bringing the New Pornographers and they were equally disturbed.

Bethany Brinton

Salt Lake City