So now our unelected Gov. Kathy Hochul has turned to selling jewelry and instituting a new religion in the name of the COVID shot. I abhor her arrogance in assuming that she knows my religious convictions and because I did not get the shot I am not listening to God! This is a form of bullying I resent and fail to see how she does not recognize it as such.

I believe God has given me a body as a Temple of the Holy Spirit to care for as such. What I put into it is my individual responsibility and right.

I will not argue the efficacy of the shot nor the idea that I must be responsible for others’ decisions. What I will stand firm about is that there is a huge chasm between offering a shot and mandating one.

Carol Geles

Darien Center

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