Re: your Sept. 23 Pulse page, â€œSanctuary church in Simi Valleyâ€?:
Here is another letter in support of Mayor Paul Miller and the Simi Valley City Council.
In Sundayâ€™s eight letters against the city, the words "foreign person" and "undocumented people" appeared. The main reference to illegality involved convicted criminals.
Also in those eight letters, I saw references to Jim Crow laws, the Santa Barbara Peace Walk and teenagers boozing it up. I saw people complaining about the so-called suppression of First Amendment rights. I saw the mayor of Simi Valley being compared to Adolf Hitler. All of these comments cannot logically be compared, even remotely, to this situation.
There is an accusation that protesters are "supposing" the church is breaking the law. They are. They accuse the mayor of taking this opportunity to air his political views. Thatâ€™s pure hogwash. I see someone saying, â€œObey the law unless you disagree with it.â€?
The simple truth is: The woman broke our law, more than once. The church is barred, by law, from harboring illegals. The authorities are charged with enforcing the law. It really is the church's fault for providing sanctuary for a known illegal and creating a potentially explosive situation.
Mayor Paul Miller was right. He is charged with the responsibility of protecting all parties. The police were doing just that.
According to my Bible, we are to respect and obey those in authority. What does yours say about that? Let the woman start at square one and be processed legally, along with the other thousands already in line.
â€” Marjorie Olson, Ventura