In response to the article, “Charlotte mayoral candidate wants voters to know she’s white and opposes LGBTQ rights,” published online on Sept. 1 at

Go ahead Charlotte and vote Kimberley Paige Barnette in as your mayor, and watch Karma engulf your town like it did Sodom and Gomorrah. These cities were destroyed for their lack of hospitality and kindness and acceptance. You don’t have to agree with the LGBTQI community to realize you still must treat every one of them with the love Christ instructed you to. Not love you think they should have because of who they are, but the one God gave solid description and instruction of in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. And God told us to love — even those we see as our enemy — his kind of love, his example of love. For Kimberley Paige Barnette to say she would stand against the LGBTQI community should be an immediate vote against her, her fear and her hate. Her declaration that she is “REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL” should also be an indication of her intentions. Haven’t we had enough of these kinds of hearts and minds in our government? Let’s grow in love for once, instead of allowing others to stir our fear.

Laurie Todd
Olathe, Kansas

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