Letters to the Editor

There is room at the table for all

To the Editor:

Congratulations to the Smoky Mountain News and Cory Vaillancourt!

The exceptional coverage of the recent lies targeting the Waynesville Recreation Center and our LBGT/Trans  neighbors was thorough, informative and written with clarity and reason. 

After reading the article and attending the Waynesville Town Council meeting on July 25, I was also newly impressed with the Waynesville Police Department; if I ever break the law, they’re the ones I want to arrest me. The Town Council? I like them, too.

Remember the story of Chicken Little, who felt an acorn fall on his head and concluded — with no evidence — that the sky was falling? With no notice of the oak tree and without self-examination as to the source of his fear, he flapped hysterically about the barnyard and soon had half the poultry population screaming in blind, unjustified terror.

Folks, the sky is not falling. Look up. If you think your Bible tells you to harm a neighbor who is doing nothing to harm you, ask yourself why you feel responsible for handling issues that God is perfectly capable of handling without your misguided, panicky interference. 

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Stay in your own yard and let your neighbors stay in theirs. Better yet, tear down the fear-fence, pull out the ol’ grill, and invite your neighbors over. We have much to learn from each other. There is room at the table and food enough for all.

Wanda Taylor


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