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Something nice: area heathen takes oath of office on Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Jessie Gaynor

August 22, 2019, 10:53am

Every once in a while, something is just nice—like this story about Kelli Dunaway, a newly elected St. Louis County councilwoman, taking her oath of office on the Dr. Seuss classic Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Another lovely detail: her two kids, ages five and seven, held the book up as she was sworn in.

She cited book’s “empowering message” of directing one’s own destiny as the reason behind her choice, and told The Washington Post: “A lot of people believe that without God, there can be no morality, and I just don’t agree with that.” Obviously the most important question here is: does this make Kelli Dunaway a heathen? “Although we do have to get past the people who think I’m a heathen.” Fair enough! Congratulations to Councilwoman Dunaway!

[h/t The Washington Post

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