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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Troy Patch: Letter to the Editor: 'We, the People of Troy, Will be Heard'

Our mayor could learn a lot from the young people of Troy, including why we need the transit center, why we need the library and why being a bigot is simply not nice.

Letter to the Editor: 'We, the People of Troy, Will be Heard'

Dear Mayor Daniels,
I've been trying to ignore your shortcomings in your few days in office, for instance, your refusal to state the City Charter in your oath and your lack of stress on the Troy School District. As a Christian like you, I feel it is important to allow people a chance to prove themselves worthy before judging.
Yet tonight, as your bigotry has become well-known, I can no longer live in blindness. Perhaps my judgment upon you is something I have learned from the Mayor of the City of Troy, whom I should be able to respect and look upon as a role model.
I am 17 years old, so no, I am not part of your constituency, but I soon will be. In previous years, I've worked in City Hall and sat on city boards. No, I wasn't old enough to vote in this mayoral election, but I would have not voted for you. And no, that does not mean you can close this email. It does not mean you can just forward it to your people to deal with. It does not mean you can delete the hundreds of other letters filling your inbox at this moment. Because we, the people of Troy, will be heard. Read this through.
Each person is endowed to his or her beliefs. Yet no matter what you believe about homosexuality, or any issue in that matter, it is not right to use the words you did in your status. And from whom, might you ask, would a 17-year-old define what is right? From God. Jesus says in Luke 6:45, "A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of." And yes, I am trying to say that the "evil man" is you. Please understand that it is not right for any human person to say what you did. Words are powerful.
 Read more here.


  1. Alice will probably not see this comment, but I want to personally thank her on behalf of the LGBT community. Thank you for keeping an eye on the officials of your town and thank you for your social values of love and understanding for all!

  2. So wise for someone so young-bravo!