Letter: Just say ‘no’ and close your door

Let the Mormons or Catholics or whatever faith practice freedom of religion and freedom of speech…

To the editor:

Response to Saverio Sasso’s complaints: US Citizens Coming to Proselytize in Okanagan, Aug. 15 Capital News.

Mr. Sasso enjoys using the “We” pronoun.  I am not sure who else he is speaking for but certainly not for me.

When different faiths proselytize and walk up and down my street I am reminded that I live in a country where all are privileged to enjoy freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom to choose one’s career, marriage partner and where to live.

Perhaps four or five times a year members of the Jehovah’s Witness faith visit my doorstep.  Sometimes I have time to chat and more recently I was on a work-related call and asked them to come back another time and they were very gracious, even apologetic.

I have never attended one of their meetings but I admire their devotion to their beliefs and their desire to share their hope and efforts towards a better world.

Let the Mormons or Catholics or whatever faith practice freedom of religion and freedom of speech and you, Mr. Sasso, can practice saying “no thanks” and close your door.

Warren Edis,

Kelowna

 

Just Posted

UPDATED: Body found in burnt Kelowna home

“Firefighters later updated police that a body had been discovered inside the home. “

Kelowna council puts brakes on second airport hotel proposal

Council defers discussion pending a new report from planning staff

Shock hits Okanagan flagging company

Experienced employee battling serious injuries after being hit by a car

Kelowna facing serious housing challenge

Report to city council shows major issues with the city’s housing situation

Angler fined for over-fishing on Gardom Lake

It was an expensive fishing trip for an Okanagan man this weekend.… Continue reading

Tattooing couple opens new shop in Lake Country

Cody and Fabiana Philpott opened NSI Tattoo in August

BC Hydro issues storm safety tips

Bulletin indicates “electrical contact incidents resulting in serious injury are on the rise.”

Washington Governor Jay Inslee visits B.C.

Premier John Horgan talks trains, trade with southern neighbour

Viral video shows deer killed on Snapchat in Campbell River

RCMP say they have identified those involved and are working with conservation officers

A second robbery of a Penticton business involving a weapon

Police say a male pulled a knife on a Wal-Mart security guard Monday

UPDATE: Police investigate violent Kamloops home invasion

Two people are in hospital with serious injuries following a home invasion

Cost to fix Phoenix pay system to surpass $540 million: auditor general

Michael Ferguson’s review hints the entire system should be scrapped

B.C. government poverty strategy tour set to begin

Victoria first for B.C. committee, province-wide until next March

UPDATE: CBS fires Charlie Rose following allegations

Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be accused with sexual misconduct allegations

Most Read