I want to thank both you for publishing, and Rhonda Horn for writing, the letter that appeared in Monday's paper. At our Wednesday night church meeting, our study group used it as the basis for the best and most honest discussion we have had in years. After nearly three hours of discussion we came to a few conclusions that I would like to share with you, your readers, Mrs. Horn and that "Good Samaritan."
First, a Good Samaritan is a person who steps up at the moment of need in person and does a good deed. If a real problem existed, then that woman should have stepped in. However, we have concluded that his/her decision to phone the police was done because what Mrs. Horn did was a violation of her own value system, which makes her act of calling selfish and vain. That woman had absolutely no right to call the police, and I want to publicly shame her for allowing her own warped value judgment to make an obviously good and caring mother second-guess her need to discipline.