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Dear Reader--

You got several letters from people who had a problem with the criticism of the Catholic Church in a few strips of your "La Petite Camera" cartoon [June 21]. I predict that none of these people will write in again to object to the blatant homophobia in the "Ernie Pook" strip in your February 7 issue. I do not find it funny for children to call other children "constant fag" or "permanent fag."

Lynda Barry showed bad judgment in drawing this strip, and the Reader did likewise by running it. Also, I wish she could learn how to draw people who are not entirely blemished with pimples.

Mike Woodberry

West Town

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