In his column “Much Ado About Nothing” Richard D. Brinkley creates his own scenario and his own examples, and then concludes from this that the arguments in opposition to Senate Bill 1062 are selective and therefore dishonest and trivial. The dishonesty is his.

When individuals decide to open a business and advertise their services, they make a commitment to serve anyone who will meet their stated terms of services, most specifically their price. Refusing to provide for the stated fee the service you offer because you don’t like or approve of your customers is as outrageous now as when restaurants refused to serve some people who were not disorderly or unwilling to pay, or would be if I demanded the right to be seated only next to people of whom I approve at a concert.

If you refuse to sell to people of whom you disapprove, then you might need to find a new work career, one in which you need not interact with people. As for me, I am perfectly willing to eat at a restaurant, which also serves Mr. Brinkley as a customer. But, please, not at the same table.


Herbert S. White,

Oro Valley

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Great letter Mr. White. I'll join you at that table!

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