This is regarding that letter from Concerned Citizens of Johnson County (hereafter referred to as CCOJC) in the 8/13/14 The Tomahawk: what silliness.
Starting with the letters headline Citizens claim they were denied prayer at courthouse. Nobody was — or can be — denied prayer at a courthouse or anywhere else. You wanna pray, pray. What they MAY have been denied is permission to have a meeting on the courthouse steps. Not permitting a bunch of people to block the main entrance to a courthouse seems pretty reasonable to me, at least if the blockage was going to take place while official business was being conducted in the courthouse.
But the horror, the absolute travesty of having to take their prayer gathering across the street and down a block! To a church yet! Doing your praying at a church??? Whoever heard of such paganism?
And hows this for silly: with elections coming up — oops, they missed that boat, didnt they — CCOJC want others to be made aware of the ones not permitting this blockage. But they dont even mention who these ones are!
And then theres this capstone of silliness… They complain that Unfortunately a few people are making decisions that affect all in the county without the whole countys being involved. First, this decision most certainly did NOT affect all in the county. Furthermore, if CCOJC are referring to some unnamed elected official(s) who decided CCOJC would have to take their gathering elsewhere, well duhhhh: elected officials very job is to make decisions. There are no, zero, nada decisions made with the whole county being involved.
On an unrelated matter, I for one appreciate the proofreading, proper grammar and spelling in CCOJCs letter. Those are too rare in the pages of The Tomahawk. But who addresses the editor of this paper as Dear Sirs?