There are over 16 Christian churches in the Brookings Area. Five of them are in a several block radius of St Timothy’s. Brandon Usry petitioned the city to make Father Lindley stop ministering to the homeless and the hungry and the mentally and physically sick and socially and intellectually challenged because a mentally ill man yelled in the street at 10:30 p.m. in front of Bradon's. home. This made Brandon fearful.

I suggest Mr. Brandon and his 29 petitioners contact the other Christian priests and ministers in Brookings who profess to follow the "Sermon On The Mount." The fearful petitioners could or should request or even demand that the other ministers and priests who claim to follow Jesus's commandments and offer similar services to the needy of our town. This would move this serious social problem to be the concern of all of us.

I, personally, am much more fearful of angry, yelling people, both locally and out of towners, when I attempt to find a parking spot at Freddies in the summertime.

Ione Trapp



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