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.


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

Therese Park: There are laws above human laws

I believe that removing Bishop Robert Finn from his diocesan duty will not solve the problems we’re having today. How do we know that his successor would better handle the lawsuits he’d certainly inherit, without mentioning the funds the diocese spent in legal fees and punitive damages?

Letters to the editor

Mission’s elections for mayor and council representatives are not until April 1, but I’ve already had two signs supporting Steve Schowengerdt for mayor and Bill Nichols for Ward IV stolen from my property.