I guess Twin Falls truly is changing.  Things once not talked about in public today get celebrated.  Witness the drag queen show in City Park last summer.  The old adage about radio shows you can’t stand says, “If you don’t like it, change the channel”.  I didn’t visit the park that day.  I don’t believe in telling people they can’t do something if they’re not harming anyone else.  I just needn’t participate or sanction the event.

This morning someone shared with me a post from the Twin Falls Police Department Facebook page.  You’re looking at it above.  I think the department’s posting is fairly innocuous but begs a few questions.  I’ll get there in a moment.  The comments were mostly benign but someone believes we need to take a stand against hate.

On National Left-Handed Day will police assure us they’re looking out for the 10 percent who bat with a different swing?

First, hating someone isn’t nice, although.  I’m not sure it’s illegal.  We don’t have many politeness laws on the books.  Can we also point out you can disagree with someone and not approve of their lifestyle and also not wish them any harm?  You leave me alone and I’ll leave you alone.  Doesn’t that work?

As for city police protecting all citizens equally, it’s my impression it’s a long term policy.  Has anything changed to make us doubt the commitment of Twin Falls Police?  The brave men and women protect straight people, tall people and the left-handed.  On National Left-Handed Day will police assure us they’re looking out for the 10 percent who bat with a different swing?

On Easter can we get a Facebook post assuring Christians we will get the same protections as everybody else because, I assure you, many Christians are feeling the heat.  Judging by the stories about cake bakers and florists I can understand the reason.

Would the police have posted a similar message a few short years ago?  Or are there now pressures from influential newcomers who believe the people of the Magic Valley need to be reminded we’re not yet quite civilized?

Are people with unique sexual preferences being pummeled in our parks?  Decked at the grocery store?  Are they jailed for sodomy?  Of course not.  So, why the public proclamation?