When is a hate crime not a hate crime (â€œOutrage follows Cal Poly gay marriage project,â€? News, Nov. 11-18)? When the Cal Poly art department says it isnâ€™t? I donâ€™t think so.
There is a line you donâ€™t cross, even in the name of free speech. You donâ€™t paint a swastika on a synagogue, you donâ€™t burn a cross on your neighborâ€™s lawn, and you donâ€™t install public art equating gay marriage with bestiality only days after a divisive election that appealed to the basest instincts of hate and fear in the most uneducated, highly armed segment of our population.
How many Matthew Shepards will die before people get it?