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Depot Days controversy
"I think it's a shame what these town ministers did about Depot Days. Because they seemed to be worried that their own flock would be somewhere else other than church service that morning they were able to get Depot Days cut back to only one day. I would guess they were worried that their offering plate wouldn't be as full. They could have actually made a positive out of it, as it would be a great opportunity for them to have a large crowd to which they could attempt to spread the Good Word."
"While I agree somewhat with other pasters that the church ministers missed an opportunity to reach others, I believe the canceling of day two has more to do with closing of the highway for 48 hours than it does with the complaint of the ministers. I guess one reason the C of C holds the Depot Days is to highlight the downtown area, I think we would all be better served if the event was just moved to Sparkman Park. It would be more shaded from the sun, plenty of parking for the auto show, and it would be away from a busy highway. The event could then be two days and not interfere with highway traffic.”
"People today are quick to blame "religious nuts" for raining on their parade. Whether we are discussing legalized alcohol or Depot Days, people always want to blame Christians and paint them to be horrible people. Maybe a Friday night and all day Saturday would be an alternative."
"First and foremost, I am a church attendee, I give tithes and offerings even on money earned from a garage sale or a gift of money given to me. I love Jesus with all of my being and walk with him all day, everyday. My point, what a better way to reach the unchurched than at depot days on a Sunday. But you know, this is a battle not worth fighting. It was just another way for Satan to divide Hartselle. He succeeded. I will continue to pray for our city, our leaders, and our people."
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