New Hope Crisis Center director Annette Macfarlane comments:
Sometimes actions undertaken with the best of intentions go an entirely unintended direction. This is what happened regarding remarks I made during a public comment period at the Tremonton City council meeting in March.
My intent was to alert the council about possible consequences with bringing a pig slaughterhouse into the community; the outcome was I hurt and offended a group of people whom I respect and value.
The firestorm of media attention which resulted from these comments made it impossible to continue in my position of executive director of New Hope Crisis Center, and I resigned May 1.
I realize what I said has hurt many, and, again, I am deeply saddened and deeply regret this. This was not my intent. I am neither a racist nor a bigot.
For the full letter, pick up a copy of this week’s Leader