West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder is quoted thus in a Rosemary Winters story for the Trib: "I'm a proud Republican and a proud American. ... When I recite the Pledge of Allegiance and say 'with liberty and justice for all,' I mean what I say."
And, when he says "for all," that includes gays and lesbians. ---
Winder goes on to explain that his Christian faith mandates equal treatment of LGBT folks -- making him one of a growing number of Americans who reject the religious right's claims that God wants His children to hate gays.
Kudos to Winder for taking a courageous stand.