Citing Dr. Seuss, Desmond Tutu and the Holy Bible, retired Episcopal rector Rev. Richard Schmidt drew a direct line between American individualism and the failed school tax referendum in Baldwin County.
Schmidt, of Fairhope, addressed a crowd of about 450 at the 31st Annual Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast held Thursday, the National Day of Prayer, at the Daphne Civic Center. His topic: individualism vs. collectivism.
“The Bible sees human life more as a casserole than a bowl of hush puppies,” said Schmidt, an editor, author and former rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Daphne. “Each ingredient depends on the others and interacts with the others.”