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opinion Brainerd, 56401
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

I am very thankful to the adults who are stepping in to help me. And especially thank you to my friends who vote Democrat who talked with me and are willing to step up to help.

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As was stated in my letter, (March 4) Dispatch, having the Gay/Straight Alliance recruiting our eighth-graders at the high school orientation wasn’t the only problem — the bigger problem is, as a Christian community our values/lifestyle were not represented.

I really do applaud you who realize this is not a “Republican, Democrat, independent or whatever” issue, it is an issue of our voice and our values not being represented to our eighth-12th-grade children. This will change as adults and youth pastors step up to help me. Contact me at djkern@charter.net.

And a special thanks to Mike O’Rourke for printing the letter, with my party title on it, after I requested it not be on. Seeing this is the rule at the Dispatch (editor’s discretion/policy) I will have to put my titles on this one, in order of relevance, even though it is not a political issue and I am not looking for your vote, just support — it is about our children.

Doug Kern

Parent

Brainerd Resident

Chair, Crow Wing

Republicans

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