Dear Emerald readership,

Thank you for reading and supporting the South Seattle Emerald.

The article that was previously published at this link, entitled “Office for Civil Rights Interim Dir. Quoted Homophobic Pastor in 2023 Email to Staff,” has been pulled from publishing.

While the article did go through an editing process with numerous editors, upon further review, we have decided that the investigation in the article was incomplete.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Michael McPhearson
Executive Director

Vee Hua 華婷婷
Interim Managing Editor

Editors’ Note: The Emerald’s executive director was added as a signatory to this letter on 04/03/2023 to better reflect those involved in the review and decision-making process.

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