Letter: Rep. Chris Stewart is protecting the wrong people

(File photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, speaks in favor of the Fairness for All Act on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, near the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Representative Stewart,

I had to read your Dec. 13 commentary twice to fully appreciate the hypocrisy of it.

Your feigned concern about the rights of the LGBTQ community is quickly overshadowed by your real intent: protecting religious bigotry. Religious organizations and their members can believe whatever they want; however, they have no right to impose their beliefs on others.

To infringe on the free speech rights of their critics is unconstitutional. A lot of progress has come from protests and boycotts of religious organizations, and they need to continue. Your judgment about who needs protection in this country is misguided.

Katie Pappas, Salt Lake City

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