Saturday, March 29, 2008

Torn on This One

On the one hand, I believe that the local community should have influence over whether halfway houses go in neighborhoods. On the other hand, as an urban resident whose community has been overloaded with halfway houses for years, I believe that suburban neighborhoods like those around Percy Priest Lake should be less NIMBY and should shoulder some of the rehabilitation burden.

And here's a rather interesting question: would CM Robert Duvall--one of the co-sponsors of Prodding People to Pray resolution--even consider a community meeting for the group seeking to build the halfway house if it were not committed to "winning men in prison to Jesus"?

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