I read the lawsuit against the City of Charleston over tests for tourist guide licenses.

This issue of being knowledgeable about the history of the city reminds me of a carriage ride we had some years ago with a guide who pointed out a large red brick church telling us all that this was a Baptist church.

From the back row I asked if he was sure. My experience was that Baptists don’t generally use stained glass in their windows. But he assured me it was certainly Baptist.

A few months later, I discovered on my own that we were passing the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. John The Baptist.

Training is never perfect, of course, but one hates to think what we might be told by guides if they are allowed to “have freedom of speech,” to just make it up as they go along.

Roger Hart

Riverwood Drive

Mount Pleasant