Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mary Lambert Stood Tall When It Mattered

      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.


Anonymous said...

Mrs Lambert was my sunday school teacher. They say if you want to live forever, you do good things. This woman has nothing to worry about.

Anonymous said...

Maybe LaBouf should come back and run again, cant do any worse than what we have now!

Anonymous said...

9:46, no thanks. The First Baptist Church was all but destroyed by that man. A shame, as it was built around some fine folks. We are still looking for property missing from the sanctuary.