Sturbridge Selectman Resigns, Citing Religion
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The chairman of the Sturbridge Board of Selectmen has abruptly resigned, saying the town’s priorities are at odds with his Christian faith.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that Thomas Creamer’s announcement at Monday’s meeting stunned his fellow board members.
Creamer was first elected in 2009 and his second term was not set to end until April 2015.
Creamer said the most important aspect of his life is his relationship with Jesus Christ, and he was “challenged” at every meeting to maintain that relationship.
Creamer said he has developed resentment toward members of the community who seem indifferent to the suffering of so many families and seniors citizens.
He said too many residents have “accepted the poor, the suffering and the downtrodden as just part of the landscape of this community.”
Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com