Mary Douglas, president
I won't buy their baloney, either
Congratulations on your well-researched, well-reasoned commentary blasting Kroger for barring an HIV-positive child from an in-store play area ["Now on special: baloney," November 1998].
Coincidentally, it came as an even exchange: My mail carrier handed me the November issue of SBN as I handed him letters to Kroger officials explaining why I haven't set foot in a Kroger store since the company's policy on HIV-positive children was announced. As you so eloquently wrote, contact with an HIV-positive child threatens no one. Rather, the danger, as our society continues to witness, comes from the spread of intolerance.
By the way, your editorial impressed me even more after I turned the page and saw a half-page Kroger ad. It takes courage to speak out against an advertiser.
Let's hope someone's listening.
Jan Leibovitz Alloy, owner
JLA Communications, Columbus