Shedding The Hypocrisy

I was slightly ambivalent about the recent protest at The Shedd, which was called because it had signed a letter thanking City Manager Jon Ruiz for nixing a planned homeless camp in downtown Eugene. The Shedd did sign the letter, but it was hardly the only downtown business to do so.

I changed my mind when I found out The Shedd was featuring White Christmas that night.

The Shedd is entitled to pressure the city government if it feels its patrons should not have to look at homeless people. It is also free to help its patrons celebrate a holiday dedicated to the proposition that God incarnated Himself on Earth as a homeless child.

But to do both at once strikes me as mind-boggling hypocrisy.

Let the pickets roll.

Art Bollmann


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