Letters to the Editor


Here we are again, it is the season of Lent in Acadiana. And if you need reminding, many local restaurants will be doing that. These businesses make a mockery of Lent and sacrifice, which is something that so many Christians take so seriously. An especially offensive ad ran in The Independent Weekly's last issue in a full color 1/2 page showing a huge fried shrimp sandwich. The ad read, "What a sacrifice for Lent ... Cajuns really know how to sacrifice." It is so offensive, that it encourages Christians to avoid those places that use Lent as a drawing card. There are many other establishments that show more respect to this spiritual journey.