This is to all the people who attended 5 o'clock mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Imlay City on Sat., July 28.
We are sorry if our grandson distracted any of you. Our son was here visiting from Virginia. We'd like all of you to know how very proud we are of our son who is raising a special needs child with autism.
Jesus would have said "let the little children come unto me." But instead the priest asked our son to remove his child from the church. Needless to say, we all left. We certainly hope this incident doesn't discourage our son from attending mass with his children in the future. The little noises his son was making were music to our ears. Many autistic children can't speak at all.