Letter to the editor

To the folks who removed the “Black Lives Matter” sign from my yard, I’d like to suggest a few resources for you.  First is the just released movie “The Hate U Give.” It sheds light on the American experience of black folks living in white supremacy, which we are all a part of.  

 

Second is a book entitled When They Call You a Terrorist.  This personal narrative was written by one of the three black lesbians who have been credited with the start of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the United States.

 

Additionally, I would like to address whoever took my LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) pride flag.  This rainbow flag symbolizes God’s promise, that we are ALL God’s children. If you are scared or intimidated by the emerging LGBT liberation movement, I’d be happy to speak with you more about my experience as an openly gay man. Let’s schedule a time to talk more one-on-one.  You can contact me at 319-325-9169.

 

Thanks so much,  

Jared Walter  

Conrad