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Pastor’s efforts come up short

Your “In Theory” column is a very interesting part of the newspaper. The thoughts conveyed by those responding to your question of the week are sometimes challenging.

The issue of cell towers on churches, appearing in the Jan. 13 paper, failed to address the possible concerns of the congregations. A church is the house of God, and no final authorization should be determined without input from the entire congregation. Pastors can offer their opinions, but they function somewhat like an innkeeper and spiritual advisor.


The Rev. Amy Pringle stated, “I’d put a nuclear launch site on the roof if I thought it would bring $25,000 a year.” This was surely said in jest.

Robert O. Cook
South Pasadena