Letters to the editor

I was thrilled to read the March 12, 913 editorial, “Roeland Park may lead way on gays,” noting that Roeland Park is preparing to provide positive leadership on gay rights. In an atmosphere in which the Kansas Legislature took a step backward in even considering the endorsement of discrimination in the name of “religious liberty,” it is refreshing to think that there are indeed forward-looking leaders in Johnson County and that they live in my hometown.

Stacey Hatton: For family harmony, unplug

Do you ever feel as if your children’s brains are being destroyed by electronics? I decided to develop my own state-of-the-art research study, using a broad sampling of my 2.3 children and the recommended time period of the past weekend. The results of my in-depth research were as I had predicted: my children’s brains were melting, and rapidly.

Roeland Park may lead way on gay rights

City officials are considering passage of an ordinance that would prohibit discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, such as in employment and housing.

Superman’s admirers may not have seen his Jewish roots, but the Third Reich did

He didn’t look Jewish. Not with his perfect pug nose, electric blue eyes and a boyish spit curl that suggested Anglo as well as Saxon. His social circle didn’t give it away either: Lois Lane and even Lex Luthor were, like him, more Midwest mainstream than East Coast ethnic. The surest sign that Clark Kent was no Semite came when the bespectacled everyman donned royal blue tights and a furling red cape to transform into a Superman with rippling muscles and magnifying superpowers. Who ever heard of a Jewish strongman?

Letters to the editor

If the “religious freedom” bill in Arizona were to have been signed into law, it would have allowed the extreme religious right to practice gender profiling. Once again, in order to enforce their Taliban-like rules, they would be permitted to bring to mind all of the stereotypes that have plagued the gay community for thousands of years.

Networking

How should Metcalf South Shopping Center be redeveloped? Readers had a lot of ideas.