Thanks to Thad Moore for his lead article on Wednesday disclosing the potential negative precedent the Indiana “religious-freedom” kerfuffle could bring to South Carolina.

However, out here at the Edge, we’re a bit miffed that Folly Beach’s commitment to inclusion wasn’t mentioned in his otherwise well-researched article.

I believe we can claim a “third seed” among the state’s municipalities (after Charleston and Columbia) in South Carolina’s “march to anti-discrimination,” as well as a “first” among our coastal cities and towns.


West Cooper Avenue

Folly Beach

Editor’s note: Mr. McCarty was the Folly Beach mayor pro tem and sponsor of the anti-discrimination ordinance at its enactment in March 2012.