Church and state
Sometimes people feel only the “big” elections are important. All elections are important, whether local, state or national. On Nov. 5, several municipalities have candidate elections.
In Flat Rock, you might think it is these three against those three. Much more is at stake. Voting for Tom Carpenter, Anne Coletta and David Dethero will protect not just the village of Flat Rock but the very principle of separation of church and state, something most citizens believe in.
There is a church at the corner of Greenville Highway and Highland Lake Road — my church. The church was founded almost 40 years ago by people who gave their time, talents and tithes to God, who saw it to fruition.
This church and land have been consecrated to the service of God and to serving the people of this community then, now and in the future. Dozens of mature trees along the road beautify the village as well as buffer sound during worship service. All of them will be killed if the present plan goes through.
Please vote for Carpenter, Coletta and Dethero so they will protect the church from the state taking this land from us.
Barbara Hughes, Flat Rock