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I just moved to this area from out of state.

I was attracted to the area by the quality of people. I am an atheist, but more importantly I am a humanist — I value human beings and believe all humans should be treated with respect and dignity.

There are allegations that a North Bend school forced LGBT students to read the Bible for punishment as well as other wrong doing. We will not know if these allegations are true until there has been a full investigation. What makes me proud to be a part of this community is that this community is bold enough to investigate any wrong doing against a human being. It is my hope as a citizen, atheist, and humanist that if any wrong doing has occurred that the appropriate actions will be taken to ensure children are not mistreated in the future.

David LaDeau