Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, from a faithful Christian's ice cream restaurant

I hope everyone is familiar with that old saying, "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream"?

Harassment over the passage of proposition 8 is still going on in Sacramento. Leatherby's Ice Cream was in the news again on the sixteenth and I missed reading the article. The Sacramento Bee published an article by Jennifer Garza, "
Prop. 8 fallout doesn't daunt Ice cream shop's owner."

From the article:

"Sunday morning after church, Alan Leatherby thinks about ice cream.

He looks around the Arden Way restaurant as employees gear up for another day at Leatherby's Family Creamery, a Sacramento institution known for its half-gallon banana splits. Leatherby hopes it is a good day.

It has been three months since the November election and Leatherby family members still are dealing with the aftermath. They gave $20,000 to Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage, and their business has suffered.

They've been picketed, employees wearing company sweat shirts have been harassed, angry callers have phoned their creamery at all hours of the day. Hundreds of angry e-mails have come in. Bloggers have targeted their business.

Last week, Alan Leatherby received obscene Valentine's Day cards in the mail."

I think perhaps its time for a huge family outing for ice cream!!!


Andrea said...


My yougest daughter's class is holding a Fundraiser at Leatherby's on Arden Way from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Proceeds benefit the Kindergarten classes of Isador Cohen Elementary School.

Everyone is invited. Come show your support for Leatherby's and for my children's school. (Two birds with one stone!)

Andrea Hightower
Sacto, CA

Andrea said...

Obviously, I forgot to run spell-check. That should say "youngest".



timeforthetruth said...

Sounds great! My wife loves ice cream. If we lived in Sacramento, we'd be there every other day.

But I guess we'd probably upset President Obama, who is fighting the war on obesity, while ignoring the war on terror (won't even say the words) & the war on drugs. It is good that we have our priorities straight in this country now.

Viola Larson said...

Sorry Dad has choir pactice tonight. We will have to find a different date.

Andrea said...

Please don't get me started on the "war" on drugs. I can't believe California is actually considering legalizing marijuana as an avenue to increase state revenue.

To let me paraphrase, "in the end times, that which is wrong will be right, and that which is right will be wrong."



Red_Cleric said...

My mom lives in Orangevale near one of their restaurants. I have always loved their food. If they could only ship it up to Oregon... By the way there use to be on in Reno Nevada too which is where I first had their sundaes.

Go Leatherby's