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Doug Barker - Come as you are is more than a song title

I was struck this week by the connection of a couple of news stories in our paper — the consideration of removing the “Come As You Are” motto on the Welcome to Aberdeen sign, and the outrage over a Hoquiam café owner’s statement that he wanted to nurture an environment where “traditional,” married couples, meaning males and females, could come for a night out.