Re "Cypress Petitions Seek Vote on Church," June 28:
I live in Cypress. Over the last few days I've noticed a group of assertive volunteers gathering signatures for two petitions outside supermarkets. One petition is publicized as "Parks for Our Kids." When I Iooked at the details of the petition, it appeared to me to be directly related to the land-use issue involving the city of Cypress and Cottonwood.
I asked the volunteer about that and he said that the petition had "nothing to do with Cottonwood," but that he couldn't tell me any details. If this volunteer group is the same one identified in your article, I would have to think they are being deceitful with the public about their intentions. I wonder if they are afraid to state they are gathering signatures for a petition related to the Cottonwood issue because they fear they might get less support?
First let me be upfront and tell everyone that I'm a Cypress resident, a retired police officer and a member of Cottonwood Church, an average citizen, raising an average family, like most here in Cypress. There have been a lot of hate letters against Cottonwood. This comes as no surprise because there are those out there who just don't like churches and churchgoing people, or successful ministries that have grown large. This has been the case for over 2,000 years and will always be the case.