Local residents have been challenging Campbell County Commissioners and the Gillette library board because of books in the children's section that promote abhorrent sexual behavior. Though their concerns at have been soundly rejected at those meetings, local businessman Hugh Bennett of Wyoming MassResistance says they seem to be getting their message across.
"D.G. Reardon, one of the liberal members of the Campbell County Commissioners, resigned without notice," Bennett reports. "He gave various reasons, but as with many of these things, you always wonder what the real reason is."
The liberal commissioner represented a conservative part of Campbell County, so Bennett suggests Reardon did not like what he was hearing from constituents.
"The more the people who are liberal dug in on this issue, the longer it stewed and festered in the psyche of the community, and the more people talked about it," the businessman submits. "I'm sure he did get feedback that wasn't very enjoyable."
A conservative has been appointed to the position.
After the library board chairman resigned suddenly, county commissioners recently approved changes designed to squelch free speech during their meetings, so Wyoming MassResistance hopes the new appointee will help reverse those changes.