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How To Get the Masks On (the Methodists Know)

The woman at the head of the Goodwill Industries line had no mask. She was served anyway.

I just visited Goodwill in Botetourt County a bit ago, since this is apparently the first day it has been opened in a couple of months and noticed what is becoming an increasing phenomenon: people totally ignoring signs that they are not welcome inside businesses without wearing masks. About half the patrons in GWLtd were wearing masks.

There is a simple cure for that, one that doesn’t involve violence. My pal Robert Stutes, a United Methodist Church minister in Roanoke, tells me this: “The new specs for re-opening Methodist churches require face coverings, and if someone refuses to put one on, and if that person refuses to leave, we are told to shut it down and send everyone home.”

Oh, would that ever result in some serious peer pressure?!?

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Dan Smith is an award-winning journalist in Roanoke, Va., and a member of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. He is an author, photographer, essayist, father and grandfather. Co-founder of Valley Business FRONT magazine and founder of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference. On Advisory Board of New River Voice.

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