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Teen defends inclusive yard signs in letter to newspaper
WINCHESTER, MA (WCVB/CNN) – A teenager from Massachusetts is getting a lot of attention for defending inclusive yard signs in a letter to the editor of a newspaper.
The outspoken Luke Macanucco, 13, spent his spring vacation teaching us all a lesson in civics. He penned his thoughts and didn’t let an opinion in his local newspaper go unanswered.
“I read with great interest Mr. John Natale’s colossal misunderstanding of the ‘hate has no home here’ signs,” Luke wrote.
The writer of the letter to the editor was ruffled over lawn signs that read “hate has no home here” in multiple languages. The person called those who have the signs “self-righteous snowflakes.”
The 13-year-old fired back.
“If you’re going to say signs exhibit snowflake sensitivity, take a moment to think about how you are writing an angry letter to a newspaper about a lawn sign,” he wrote.
His frank, sometimes snarky reply caught on. It was tweeted by an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union then shared more than 11,000 times, including by Chelsea Clinton.
“Where, when and how did you become the lord high decider of morality? Answer: never. We just put a lawn sign down. Calm down, dude,” Luke wrote in the letter.
The 13-year-old says he can’t comprehend how popular the letter got, but he’s less concerned about the attention than changing minds.
“I hope it sends a message to at least one person. I hope my point gets across to somebody because that was really the purpose of the letter,” Luke said.
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