Burning Man: not a family event

08/26/2014 3:08 PM

08/27/2014 11:45 AM

Re "Burning Man secrets revealed" (Our Region, Aug. 25): Writer Ed Fletcher made it sound like Burning Man is a family-oriented event for fun in the sun, when even the website tells of its events that involve drug and alcohol intoxication, as well as sex orgies. For instance, they claim this year will feature a theme camp called "Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust", in which naked participants will be photographed. Gee, I guess some people don't worry about their careers if a picture of them naked and drunk turns up on the Internet.

Consider Burning Man was also created by white pagans whom run their race cars through sacred land to the Native Americans. Real environmentalists realize Black Rock, Ariz. should be respected and protected land rather than just a desert to throw wild drunken orgy parties that would be outlawed in other public parks.

-- Michelle Kunert, Sacramento

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