I am a Christian woman, and I believe every gay person in the world should have the same rights as I enjoy. But I don’t believe they should have more.

If I have worked hard, established my own business through my own efforts, no one should have the right to tell me that I have to go against my religious beliefs. These are not discriminations. Our forefathers established this new world so everyone would have freedom to live and worship as they believed.

What I don’t understand is why anyone would patronize an establishment where they know they are not welcome. I do business where my dollar and I are appreciated. My best protest is my almighty dollar.

Naomi Radcliff

Market Street

Charleston