Regarding Amy Chavez’s June 1 column, “Everyone’s own path to enlightenment“: Chavez should be ashamed of herself.
She is old enough to know that religion produces strong feelings in people. It binds them in many cases to their family and their culture. It is part of their identity. When a person’s religious symbology is demeaned, that person feels demeaned and hurt.
In her June 2 column, Chavez refers to Jesus as “that guy on the cross.” Christians reading that will feel hurt. Chavez will have hurt them. Chavez is a comedian, and it is not the business of comedians to hurt people. It isn’t funny.
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