To the Editor:
I read the GOP Viewpoint in this week’s Press regarding Philip Johnson with interest. As an American Jew, I am sensitive to these topics, trying to understand all viewpoints and opinions. I am fully aware of Johnson’s past anti-Semitic activities, as well as his admission later in life of the mistakes he made as a young man. Clearly, he will always be recognized as a great architect, but this stain on his character cannot be forgotten or erased. Therefore, I caution those who want to name the building after Johnson to be diligent about considering both the architect and the man before making a final decision. Perhaps it’s time to ask local Jewish clergy about their opinions regarding this sensitive matter.