published Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Homosexual behavior is against God's way and other letters to the editors

Homosexual behavior is against God's way

This is in response to the misconceptions of (God) Yahweh’s directives for a healthy community rejected by the liberal media, atheists and other unbelievers.

The gay community is not gay; their behaviors in the area of intimacy are abominable, unhealthy and deviant. Remember, the pure in heart shall see God (Yahweh), according to Matthew 5:8. Society’s ills in the “s-e-x” department all stem from false and vain philosophies. Man generally chooses wrong desires and ways. One must repent of evil thoughts and deeds, and “learn” how to be pure. The holy union—man and woman in marriage—is pure; all else is immoral.

By the way, all sins of sexual immorality can be forgiven, and a new way of living provided—which includes peace and a healthy culture for society. Everyone is welcome to come to the cross for cleansing. We love the people (gays) we just reject their vain and unclean ideas and philosophies. Blessing to all who live (clean lifestyles that please Father God (Yahweh Elohim).

LINDA L. ROZAR, South Pittsburg, Tenn.


Smoking struggles plague many in area

Dalton Roberts’ column sharing his struggle with tobacco will connect with many readers. His willingness to disclose the battle (and victory) over nicotine is admirable.

Chattanooga seems possibly ready for healthy change regarding public tobacco use. There is success in bringing in outdoor athletic events that showcase our area. Many convention committees do consider tobacco policies before making location decisions.

Our hospital systems continue to work to keep their campuses mostly free of tobacco smoke for health reasons.

Knoxville has enforced a tobacco - free school campus policy for several years. (Hamilton County Schools’ written policy suggests a tobacco - free environment. Read it carefully. Not yet.)

An addicted smoker who wants to quit deals with a powerful personal struggle. Chattanooga has seemed to deal with smokers somewhat similarly. Mostly, we are enablers to smokers, much to their detriment, and ours. We can choose to act differently. To remain in “fuzzy” denial (minimization) is a costly position.

Smoke - free public areas showcase our area too. There are good and healthy reasons to move in this direction.

JAY COLLUM


Democrats' scare tactics continue

The “sky is falling” Democrats are once again attacking Republicans for not embracing their global warming hysteria. Earth weather has been in constant change since earth formed 4 billion years ago.

All sorts of natural events shape the earth’s weather far more than man’s activity. The sun is nearing the end its 11- year sunspot cycle and the reversal of its magnetic poles has either recently occurred or will soon occur. Sun spots, pole reversal and other activity on our sun cause more weather change than coal burning or India’s cattle flatulence. The wealth redistribution fanatics are once again looking for ways to destroy our country and go hand in hand with the “experts” seeking grant money to further their “research”.

WILLIAM L. GODSEY, Crossville, Tenn.


Bernard's commentary was an excellent read

Hats off to Jack Bernard for his excellent commentary on the Republican Party in the South. We need more people in Washington with his open—minded approach to solving our nation’s problems. If you didn’t read his article in the Sunday T-FP, go back and find it. Also, I encourage you to read T. J. Reid’s book “Healing of America” for insight into health care systems in other countries.

ROCKY RENNEISEN, Signal Mountain

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daytonsdarwin said...

LINDA L. ROZAR wrote : "Society’s ills in the “s-e-x” department all stem from false and vain philosophies."

Notice how Linda wrote the word sex, as though she was spelling it out rather than saying the word. As though the word was dirty in itself and not to be uttered.

Another example of immature thinking and behavior on the part of Ms. Rozar and other religious fundamentalists. What possible chance at a conversation do you have when an adult can not say the word sex but must spell it out?

If only Mr. Peabody's Wayback machine was real. Then Ms. Rozar could travel back to the Dark Ages of ignorance, superstition, and illiteracy and be quite at home. Maybe she would be a slave (the Bible doesn't condemn slavery). She would be protected from the word sex as she wouldn't know how or be able to read, write, or spell and could leave all decisions to priests and men.

Religious fundamentalism at its best.

August 22, 2013 at 7:18 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

The lingering repressiveness and immaturity of puritanical thought is what is at the core of these fundamentalists' obsession with sex (oops...sorry, Ms. Rozar, I mean S-E-X). The vast majority of people today have come to accept - and rightly so - that what two people do willingly between themselves, whether it's sexual in nature or something else, is not a "sin." Fundies get their holy panties all in a wad over homosexuality for one reason and one reason only - they themselves find it despicable. If it was such a heinous sin worthy of eternal damnation, why did their God not include it in his holy grail, the Ten Commandments, of things NOT to do? Why does it only get the briefest of mention throughout the Bible? And why does their rock star of the New Testament, JC, not make even ONE mention of it?

Fundies are nuts, pure and simple. The term knuckle draggers is too polite for them. They are repressive, small minded, self-righteous cave dwellers who do nothing but spread their hate and backward thinking to others all around them, and they do their damnedest to drag the rest of the world down to their level. I really wish the "rapture" that they so anxiously await would happen tomorrow. That way we could be rid of these kooks once and for all. As they look down from their lofty perch in heaven upon us heathens left here below, they will be surprised to see that we are not burning in the fires of hell. Rather we will be fully free at last to establish a world based on true love, peace, and justice, one in which reason and the quest for knowledge reign supreme throughout the land. Come on, rapture. What's taking you so long?!

August 22, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

All this crazy talk about God, Jesus, and the Holy Flying Space Ghost is the reason I gave up on the myths years ago and accepted Bugs Bunny as my personal lord and savior.

Every Sunday morning I have carrots in Bugs' name, pray for Elmer Fudd to come to Bugs, and end my prayers with a hearty, "What's Up Doc?" Since Bugs came into my life, my life has been wonderful! No sad, weepy songs about blood, sin, and sorrow, but a rousing merry melody of happy songs, like "What a Friend We Have in Bugsy,", Amazing Bugs," and "The Old Rugged Carrot."

Warning! Be not deceived by the Easter Bunny for he is a false rabbit and seeks your destruction through his eggs and fake straw. Eat not of the chocolate bunny, as that is the fruit of the unclean Anti-Bunny!

Bugs wants you to know his wonderous ways. Won't you accept Bugs? He's waiting for you and there's no weekly dues, no hot, burning place he'll send you, he'll not ask you to build giant carrots, and unlike most saviors, he's funny and enjoys a good laugh.

Ask Bugs to come into your heart and receive his blessings and live in the House of Bugs forever.

There - that makes as much sense than all that magic stuff fundamentalists teach.

August 22, 2013 at 10:57 a.m.
jesse said...

Yosemite Sam is the one TRUE god!

BUGS is just a "Long eared galoot!"

August 22, 2013 at 9 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

You do know you've just started a religious war. Now the followers of Bugs and Yosemite Sam will start killing each other to show their commitment to peace, tolerance, and cartoon character love.

I'll pray for you. In Mel Blanc's holy name, Amen.

August 22, 2013 at 9:12 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Please never believe the uneducated, erroneous, misguided, untrue assertion that Jesus Christ condones slavery.

1 Timothy 1:10

"for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;..."

Jesus Christ categorizes slavery (people who have been stolen )`along with 'lawless' 'disobedient' 'ungodly' 'sinners' 'unholy' 'profane' 'whormongers' 'murderers' 'liers' and the like.

August 22, 2013 at 11:10 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

I did An Exhaustive, In-Depth University Study Of All Of The World's Great Religions and How They View Homosexuality. Without Exception, They All Forbid Homosexual Behavior and Consider This Lifestyle Choice An Aberration (Disorder In One's Mental State). Also, It Is Indicated Within The World's Great Religions That The Homosexual Lifestyle Is Against The Laws Of Nature. Be Advised That There Are Very Good Reasons For The Nations and Their Respective Religions to View The Homosexual Preference With This Wisdom.

Ken Orr

August 22, 2013 at 11:15 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

While CDC estimates that ONLY 4% of men in the United States are Men Having Sex With Men, the rate of new HIV diagnoses among Men Having Sex With Men in the United States is MORE THAN 44 (fourty-four) TIMES that of other men (range: 522 –989 per 100,000 MSM vs. 12 per 100,000 other men). CREDIT: CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL [CDC] (CDC.GOV URL) Anyone Can Choose To Leave This Lifestyle Before They Become A Part of These Statistics! (I Speak This With The Love of Christ Jesus).......Ken Orr The federal budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2011 includes a total of $20.4 BILLION DOLLARS for domestic HIV and AIDS, a 4% increase from the FY 2010 funding, which totaled $19.6 BILLION DOLLARS.34 Federal funding for AIDS programs falls into five basic categories: care and treatment, financial and housing assistance, prevention, research, and global spending (most of which goes out through the US PEPFAR program). Of these five budgets, care spending is by far the largest - just over half of the FY 2010 budget was for care and treatment programs. THE MAJORITY of AIDS CARE FUNDING goes out through the federal MEDICARE and MEDICAID PROGRAMS for people who do not have adequate private health insurance. (Innocent American Tax Payers Forced to Pay For Those Who Choose This Lifestyle of Homosexual Behavior). I Do Not Blame Innocent Victims Such As Children and Blood Transfusion Patients. credit: Avert.Org International HIV & AIDS charity.

August 22, 2013 at 11:20 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Men Having Sex With Men Accounted For 61% Of All New HIV Infections In The U.S. In 2009. That Number May Be Much Greater Now. Please Flee This Lifestyle Before It Is Eternally Too Late.

Lesbian Suicide is at least 4 (four) times the rate of heterosexual females. Lesbian 'suicide attempts'=22% (twenty-two) compared to 4% (four) heterosexual.

It's not just in the U.S.

Jesus Christ is no respecter of countries/continents. Sin is sin.

Among young black women -- nationwide -- AIDS is the leading cause of death. At the end of 2010, an estimated 25% of adults and adolescents aged 13 years or older living with a diagnosis of HIV in the United States were women.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/gender/women/facts/index.html

Lesbians DO NOT know if their partner is unfaithful and having sex on the side with an AIDS INFECTED MAN!

Homosexual means Homosexual...Women! Get Understanding! No Carte Blanche for Lesbians who call themselves scorning Jesus Christ!!!

August 22, 2013 at 11:43 p.m.

Perhaps the lesbian suicide rate is so high because of all the pious condemnation and judgement by men and women who base their opinions off of obscure, ambiguous references in an oft translated and re-translated 2,000 year old book.

If you are really looking for lines to cherry pick, how about, "Judge not lest ye be judged." If you feel that homosexuality is wrong, then don't be homosexual. Then go on with your life and let others go on with theirs. If God is truly anti-gay, then the 'sin' will be dealt with by God. Quit trying to do what you interpret to be God's job.

August 23, 2013 at 7:07 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

ORRMEANSDUH said...

"Please never believe the uneducated, erroneous, misguided, untrue assertion that Jesus Christ condones slavery."

You fundies! What a comical lot!

Last time it was how Jehovah, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost were the same. Jehovah certainly encouraged murder, rape, incest, and slavery and loved to do a lot of smiting himself.

Jesus, somehow the same as His Daddy (in fact was His own Daddy, whose Daddy impregnated Mary, was born, then sacrified Himself to Himself) supported His Daddy since He was His Daddy. So yes, Jesus supported slavery.

You can't have it both ways, Orr. Religious hocus-pocus doesn't work anymore no matter how convoluted your explanations. Then again, aren't you the one always telling people how simple the Bible is to understand? There's your problem. The Bible is simple to understand; one only needs to read it to see how feeked up it is.

Meanwhile, the Holy Ghost is circling above like a buzzard over roadkill, with His evil eye looking for private parts and who's touching who. Makes perfect sense.

Some Trinity, some religion, some really screwed-up thinking you have Orr.

August 23, 2013 at 9:41 a.m.
chet123 said...

AMAZING HOW PEOPLE LIKE LINDA ROZAR IS BLIND TO ALL THE HATE,GREED,LYING,HYPOCRISY(WHICH CHRIST SAID HE HATED) AND SHE BEE-LINE RIGHT TO HOMOSEXUAL....HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

HOW CAN YOU HAVE A SERIOUS CONVERSATION WITH SOMEONE HAVING SUCH A NARROW MIND......ITS LIKE THIS POOR WOMAN SEE LIFE THRU A MILK STRAW....HA HA HA HA HA....NO COMMIT!

August 23, 2013 at 12:38 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

daytonsdarwin

There can be no intelligent conversation of the Old and New Testaments without applying and understanding DISPENSATIONS. It just will not/cannot happen. Old Testament is not New Testament/New Testament is not Old Testament. capiche?

During specific DISPENSATIONS The Lord God of Hosts prepared humanity to finally behold Jesus Christ!

An analogy of DISPENSATIONS and expectations/disciplines of Jesus Christ during each can be seen in these human development stages:

Neonate (newborn) (0 – 30 days)

Infant (baby) (0 month - 12 months)

Toddler (1 – 3 years)

Play age (4–5 years)

Primary school age (middle childhood also called prepubescence) (4-12)

Elementary school age (6-12)

Preadolescence (preteen.The child in this and the previous phase are called schoolchild (schoolboy or schoolgirl), when still of primary school age.) (10 – 12 years)

Adolescence and puberty (13 – 19 years)

Peripubertal (8[2]-10[3] until 15[3]-17[4])

Adulthood (20+ years)

Young adulthood (20 – 39 years)

Middle adulthood (40 – 59 years)

Advanced adulthood/Senior citizen (60+ years)

*partial source: Wikipedia

August 23, 2013 at 1:03 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Septuagenarian (70-79)

Octogenarian (80-89)

Nonagenarian (90-99)

Centenarian (100-109)

Supercentenarian (110+)

*source: Wikipedia

August 23, 2013 at 1:11 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Funny Orr. The word "dispensations" never appears in the Bible. You mean you know better than Jehovah? You putting words in His mouth?

So you're explaining the contradictions in the Bible?

For a simple book, you sure make it complicated.

August 23, 2013 at 1:49 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Neither are the words 'millennium', 'rapture', 'Holy Trinity', 'incarnation', "omniscience", etc.

I do get what You are saying, though. It's just that most concepts in the Bible are explained using terminology we don't often use...kwo

August 24, 2013 at 9:05 a.m.
chet123 said...

Hello Orrmeanslight!

August 24, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.
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