It's with sadness I note the passing of Mary Lambert, a fine person and friend who nine years ago was thrust on the world stage and made a stand for women everywhere.
For those with short memories, Mary was the Sunday school teacher at the Baptist church on Public Square who was dismissed from her volunteer teaching post by the pastor who said in writing that scripture says women should not be teaching men.
The pastor was also a City Council member named Tim LaBouf who was also running for Mayor.
Mary sent me the letter she received with the outrageous assertion and I couldn't believe what I was reading. Newsman John Moore ran with the story and as happens in this Internet age the story went viral and suddenly Rev. LaBouf and Watertown were in the news everywhere.
Mary Lambert stood firm and faced the media onslaught with courage and dignity and decency triumphed.
Thank you Mary.