In the Aug. 29 Landmark article “Brookfield proposes sweeping changes at 8 Corners,” Adam Durkin, the attorney representing Brookfield before its planning and zoning commission, said, “You can’t prohibit certain assemblies and allow other kinds of assemblies, so there’s no real difference between them.”

There’s a big difference between church and secular assemblies. The latter pay taxes and the former do not. In addition, were a local chapter of the KKK try and set up a place of assembly near Eight Corners I think it fair to say they would rightfully be denied, so some assemblies can, and should be denied. 

James L. Miller