To the Editor:
Gee, I thought it was a good thing that a group would meet with a manufacturer of consumer goods to let it know of the group's displeasure with the company's business practices and what the group will do if they persist ("'Family' group promotes intolerance," Letters, Dec. 26).
We see the posted signs all the time: If you don't like this or that, tell us; and if you do like this or that, tell others.
In business, we consider it a disservice if our customers don't like what we have done but don't tell us and give us the opportunity to address it in some way.
Americans have short memories, and in most cases a boycott will not work. No matter what our cause, often we will sacrifice our principles for a thing.
Must I be told by anyone that if I have a differing view I am intolerant? Am I supposed to tolerate everything? Letter writer Arrien L.C. Schiltkamp seems to state that. He mentions Nazis, racists and anti-feminists.
Just as he is allowed to have his say, and a company to have its way, I am allowed to hold a differing view without being called intolerant or much worse. Or is he the intolerant one?