Shane Brock (Reader's Forum) agrees that sexual orientation should be a protected class in hate crimes. He gives an example of those who "lurk outside a gay bar and verbally abuse its patrons, or throw beer cans at them."

I'd like him to substitute a few words so his statement reads "(those) who lurk outside Mormon temples and verbally abuse its patrons, or throw beer cans at church property."

Tonia Freeman Doussett

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