State Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, recently declared that Utah's status as the most wine-unfriendly state in the nation is a "badge of honor" ("Utah ranks dead last in wine-friendly-states report," Tribune, Aug. 23).
In other words, Valentine takes pride in harassing the sinful gentiles of the state, to whom he, in his priestly holiness, is vastly superior.
It has been suggested that Utah's Great Divide is due to a lack of understanding. I have long believed that it is due to an excellent understanding of the attitude displayed by Valentine.
Salt Lake City