I was relieved to see that Mormons Building Bridges would not be permitted to participate in the annual Days of ’47 parade. Any suggestion that Mormons ought to be building bridges to the gay and lesbian community is, no doubt, "too controversial" to be included.
Unfortunately, this policy of excluding that which is "too controversial" doesn’t go nearly far enough.
Given how many people positively hate the Utah Legislature, it would seem that any elected officials from that body ought also to be excluded. Ditto the Utah Supreme Court and any elected members of the executive branch.
Come to think of it, as more than half of Salt Lake City is now made up of people who are not LDS, it would probably be best to exclude LDS Church leaders as well. These days, they’re as controversial as any of the other groups mentioned.
That would leave a few marching bands and floats ridden by pretty young women, which ought to be enough of a parade for anyone.
Thomas N. Thompson
Salt Lake City
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