Letters to the Editor

Myrtle Beach no longer a family-friendly beach

I have been enjoying years of vacationing with my family in the Myrtle Beach area. We used to enjoy the family friendly atmosphere, but that has changed. I am no prude, but some of the stores offer clothing with pure obscenity on them, and these stores put these pieces front and center on the street for anyone to see, including children of any age. Is this family friendly?

Spending millions on a giant Ferris wheel hardly justifies subjecting children to this kind of filth. Furthermore, some teenagers are wearing these. Where are their parents? Let me guess: they're allowing their precious angels to express themselves.

There are ordinances in other areas that forbid such filth to be on display for any and all to see. If an adult were to say some of these things to children they would be arrested for a sex offense. But yet money hungry store owners display it without regard for human decency. It seems the leaders there ought to clean up their act, and promote decent, even family friendly, values. It may, however, be too late.

The writer lives in Asheboro, N.C.