Your editorial policy states that letters containing significant factual errors will not be printed. On May 5, the author of the letter, "Just another sale," went on and on and on about Arlene's Flowers refusal to sell flowers to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding.
"The flower shop has totally lost sight of what they are in business to do. They sell flowers and that is all there is to it," the author stated.
Either the author is ignorant of, or chooses to ignore, the fact that Arlene's Flowers sold flowers to the individuals involved in the controversy for more than 10 years.
What the owner refused to do was to prepare floral arrangements and whatever else is involved in providing wedding flowers.
The owner refused to provide her artistic talents. She did not refuse to sell flowers. There seems to be a widely held belief that no one should be forced to work for someone. Come in and buy all the flowers you want. And if you want to print your ideas, get your facts straight first.
Where did the letter policy go? I would like to see the Herald take a more active approach to enforcing its policies or at the very minimum put in a note at the end of the letter stating the facts of the letter are not accurate and maybe print the more intelligent opinions on this controversy rather than inaccurate, vituperative rants.
MARY ELY, Richland