published Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Bennett's 'cheap' humor is challenged, and more letters to the editors

Bennett's 'cheap' humor is challenged

The Times Free Press should be ashamed at the despicable so called "humor" of the editorial cartoon by "Bennett" (whoever this coward is).

I have been to the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. When leaving the museum, the furthest thing from your mind is to try to associate this ultimate of dastardly crimes in human history with any form of levity. In addition, the tradition of presidential libraries is time-honored with all living presidents attending, regardless of political affiliation. Isn't there enough ill will in this world -- as demonstrated by the Boston terrorist strike?

The opening of a presidential library is a joyous event, and the murder of precious Jewish families warrants our tears and not cheap humor.

RICH EBERLY, Ooltewah


Collins must answer about live he lives

"ESPN regrets that Chris Broussard became a 'distraction' after Jason Collins came out."

This was the headline put out by huffingtonpost.com. What is interesting is the comment of Jason Collins. I'm sure he disagrees with Chris Broussard and agrees with ESPN about diversity.

It is his comment about being a Christian that has to be addressed. It is fruitless to discuss whether anybody believes he is a Christian. What has to be addressed is what the Bible says to a believer who openly walks contrary to scriptures. There is an answer to this that a believer needs to seriously think about. Every believer will answer for the life we lived.

TERRY PRICE, Hixson


Sheriff's deputy is above the law

Can someone please tell me why is it that the Hamilton County sheriff's department is above the law.

Deputy Tabor brought a bunch of minors up to his house in the mountains and gave them alcohol. The last time I checked, he broke the law giving them alcohol -- and if it was me or anybody else -- we would be in jail and have to go to court.

But why no charges?

I guess Mr. Sheriff's boys can't be touched. They can break the law that they are sworn to uphold. What a joke. I should get a job as a deputy. Never mind I have to look at myself when I shave, and I like what I see. I wonder if the sheriff and his deputies like what they see.

NICK GONOVESI


It's time to vote yes to marriage equality

The time has come. The time is now. Chattanooga is blessed with the most intelligent brain trust in the world. Our mayors are sharp. The councilmembers, commissioners and representatives from the state house to the precinct are the brightest and best-educated. Our pastors, ministers, rabbis and clergy-persons are well-educated, compassionate, caring individuals filled with understanding and knowledge.

It is time for all of Hamilton County, and, yes, all of Tennessee to declare the time now is for all citizens to enjoy marriage equality.

Yes, this includes same-sex marriage.

It is time for all citizens to have the choice of whom they love, whom they marry, with the same rights, privileges and benefits of all citizens.

Present your resolutions at the next meeting of your governing body. Discuss it!

Vote on it! Pass it! Do this for your constituents! They want it! They deserve it! They've earned it!

The time is come. The time is now.

THE REV. MATTHEW NEVELS

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jen1972 said...

I agree that the time has come to vote yes to marriage equality. But if history serves, it is also now time for Ken Orr and his GUT PARASITES diatribe...

May 15, 2013 at 9:03 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

There is small controversy whether this homosexual majority strain of gonorrhea is only devastatingly horrible, or, actually incurable. The world's most enlighten medical experts are attesting it has no known cure.

Sex Gives Rise To Superbug That Challenges HIV/ AIDS

Sex now has another enemy. This modern enemy, gonorrhea, seems to be bigger than HIV/AIDS. Sexually transmitted gonorrhea is a disease 'gateway' to HIV/AIDS. This new giant strain which laughs at antibiotics can put someone into septic shock and death within a week. This is even without the victim having HIV/AIDS. The operative words here are ' very dangerous'. "It's an emergency situation," said William Smith, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors. "As time moves on, it's getting more hazardous." There is no known treatment for this 'Sex Superbug'. The greatest resistance to gonorrhea treatment is among individuals who have had male to male homosexual contact. [Robert D. Kirkcaldy, MD, MPH; Gail A. Bolan, MD; Judith N. Wasserheit, MD, MPH . JAMA. 2013;309(2):185-187. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.205107.] Sexually transmitted diseases at their basic root are a judgment from God. 1 Corinthians 6:18 (KJV) " Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body". Please understand the following parable: 'A young person played the game of chess with Jesus Christ. As always happens, he lost.'

Ken ORR

May 15, 2013 at 9:44 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Ken Orr,

"homosexual majority strain of gonorrhea"

Falsehood.

"Sexually transmitted diseases at their basic root are a judgment from God. 1 Corinthians 6:18 (KJV) "

False.

You're a liar and a closet homosexual. Seek help.

May 15, 2013 at 9:51 a.m.
Easy123 said...

jen1972,

Good call on Ken Orr. Very predictable.

May 15, 2013 at 9:52 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

ROMANS 1:22-

"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness,..."<<<

May 15, 2013 at 9:53 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Get help, Ken Orr. You are a mess. Why in this country delusions are recognized as a form of mental illness UNLESS it is paired with rabid Christianity?

May 15, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

There is small controversy whether this homosexual majority strain of gonorrhea is only devastatingly horrible, or, actually incurable. The world's most enlighten medical experts are attesting it has no known cure. "The greatest resistance to gonorrhea treatment is among individuals who have had male to male homosexual contact." [Robert D. Kirkcaldy, MD, MPH; Gail A. Bolan, MD; Judith N. Wasserheit, MD, MPH . JAMA. 2013;309(2):185-187. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.205107.]***

Sex Gives Rise To Superbug That Challenges HIV/ AIDS

Sex now has another enemy. This modern enemy, gonorrhea, seems to be bigger than HIV/AIDS. Sexually transmitted gonorrhea is a disease 'gateway' to HIV/AIDS. This new giant strain which laughs at antibiotics can put someone into septic shock and death within a week. This is even without the victim having HIV/AIDS. The operative words here are ' very dangerous'. "It's an emergency situation," said William Smith, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors. "As time moves on, it's getting more hazardous." "There is no known treatment for this 'Sex Superbug'. The greatest resistance to gonorrhea treatment is among individuals who have had male to male homosexual contact". [Robert D. Kirkcaldy, MD, MPH; Gail A. Bolan, MD; Judith N. Wasserheit, MD, MPH . JAMA. 2013;309(2):185-187. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.205107.] Sexually transmitted diseases at their basic root are a judgment from God. 1 Corinthians 6:18 (KJV) " Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body". Please understand the following parable: 'A young person played the game of chess with Jesus Christ. As always happens, he lost.'

Ken ORR

May 15, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.
rumrunr said...

Kenny,Kenny,Kenny... You're paranoia will only get worse without treatment.

May 15, 2013 at 10:11 a.m.
Livn4life said...

Let the nation completely embrace, equalize homosexuality and see where the society goes. Look at history and behold what that mentality has lead to. Oh I know, we are more "evolved", more superior. We know better how to....you name it. Okay America, we have certainly disdained the truth in many other areas. Let's go all out with this one and just see the progressive ruin we are bringing upon our nation.

May 15, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

L4L, how does equalizing homosexuality destroy society? Whose rights are lost when gays have the same rights as everyone else?

Be specific, because this is a very serious charge, a lot to place on the shoulders of gays. I would hope that you have clear evidence to suggest that gays are "destroying" our society.

May 15, 2013 at 10:33 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

I am assuming by your silence that you have nothing. Why am I not surprised. Denying people rights because you don't like what they are is hardly American.

May 15, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Ken Orr is the epitome of religious stupidity. Even his imaginary Jesus does a imaginary face-palm every time Orr posts.

"There's a sucker born every minute — half of them are born-again."

May 15, 2013 at noon
klifnotes said...

NICK GONOVESI, what about all those city cops that have been charged with domestic violence, DUI, DWI, statuatory rape who remain on the job? Some have since received promotions. Another was rewarded cop of the year.

Be careful when spitting out the window from a moving vehicle. The spit might fly back on your face.

May 15, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Ken Orr wrote: 1 Corinthians 6:18 (KJV) "Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body."

If only Orr's parents had heeded that warning! Little Kenny is the result from that sinning fornication.

May 15, 2013 at 5:22 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

HOW MANY TIMES MUST I EXPLAIN?

i DO NOT hate homosexual people. i only speak out to bless them through scientifically based warnings. All people are descendants of Adam and Eve and must live in a 'cursed' world. This life is no cakewalk! Yet, we do not have to choose to make things 'deadly' worse for ourselves.

NOW! Having said that, let me say, ONCE AGAIN, that homosexuality not only harms the homosexual individual (just look at the strange phenomenon of Bug Chasing by the millions of suicidal ideation, death wish homosexual people). Compassion, springing from love says 'don't hate, but rather, pity these relatives of ours (Adam and Eve descended). Do not have disdain for, harass, marginalize, stigmatize, them. They too, like heterosexuals, must experience death, and then, the righteous judgment of Jesus Christ! They, as we all, must one day lie in a coffin, or, go in the rapture of the Church. So, please...compassion, through love, is the order of the day.

Now, having said that, please behold again in the following post how homosexuality is the scourge of any society:

May 15, 2013 at 6:58 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

A Sovereign Nation Has the Right to Reward Individuals Within Unions (Marriages) Who Have the Greatest Expectation to Procreate. [Nations Need Taxpayers]. A Sovereign Nation Has the Right to Deny Reward (Insurance/Tax Write-Offs/Death Benefits to Spouses, etc.)to Individual Unions Which do Not Have the Expectation to Procreate. Also, A Sovereign Nation Has the Right to Discourage Supporting Individuals Who Cost Their Innocent Tax Payers Over $20,000,000,000 [Twenty Billion Dollars] Per Year. The Average Cost to Treat One Case of HIV/AIDS is Over $400,000 [Four Hundred Thousand Dollars Per Lifetime. (Source: Center for Disease Control {CDC} HIV Surveillance Report 2009, Vol 21). So, My Question to You: "Shall We Change The Definition of Husband to Mean Woman, Or, The Definition of Wife to Mean Man? Shall We Do This Even Though These Unions Go Against The Wisdom and Needs of a Sovereign United States of America? This Chosen Lifestyle is Not to be Forced Upon a Sovereign Nation.

Ken Orr

May 15, 2013 at 6:59 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.

May 15, 2013 at 7:04 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

My Explanation

When i stated, 'There is small controversy whether this homosexual majority strain of gonorrhea is only devastatingly horrible, or, actually incurable', i meant to convey/focus upon the fact that: "The greatest resistance to gonorrhea treatment is among individuals who have had male to male homosexual contact". [Robert D. Kirkcaldy, MD, MPH; Gail A. Bolan, MD; Judith N. Wasserheit, MD, MPH . JAMA. 2013;309(2):185-187. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.205107.]

i, in no way, meant that the largest number of cases belong to the homosexual community.

Please note: This 'Super Bug' gonorrhea is only one of the myriad of gateway STDs to HIV/AIDS. It is probably, in fact, becoming more of an epidemic/pandemic disease than HIV/AIDS. I only noted the cost to our nation's innocent taxpayers for homosexual HIV/AIDS cases. Add to this the choice to become infected with the myriad of homosexual STDs, and then that dollar cost becomes exponentially/ tragically burdensome to this United States of America.

Ken ORR

May 15, 2013 at 7:19 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

Who cares what ANY religion says about homosexuality? That a disease had its origin in this country with gay men does not make it a "gay" disease. If any group is more prone to a disease that does not mean that they should be condemned. If you want to base "right" and "wrong" on VD, then the only people that get a pass are lesbians and nuns.

May 15, 2013 at 7:39 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Ken Orr who claims creationism is science, that he loves homosexuals but hates homosexual love(the Ted Haggard complex), whose claims of scientific credentials have never been produced, who has lied numerous times about gay jokes he started, whose knowledge of nature is below the level of an intelligent 3rd grader, and whose religious zealotry and sheer idiocy is matched by Jim Jones, Harold Camping, and Benny Hinn, who is a member of the Chattanooga Tea Party and claims Mark West as a close friend in Christ, is now a qualified researcher on homosexuals and religions of the world.

And Ken wants to evangelize the world for Christian Reconstruction condoning the stoning of gays, the right to have slaves, and Old Testament rules as the law of the land. Here's the face of the Christian Taliban and the religious nut-jobs of the Tea Party. And Ken's not the only one in that group. The Tea Party is full of Bachmans, Santorums, Palins, and Huckabees, and members whose shoe size and IQ are within 5 points of each other. Not everyone in the Tea Party is nuts, but these religious blowhards have taken over the Tea Party and have drowned out any semblance of sanity.

"Get the big net, Charlie, before Orr gets away."

May 15, 2013 at 7:48 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Lesbianism 'IS' homosexuality

Jesus Christ is no respecter of persons (equal opportunity).

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.

Below, see India and Canada as examples:

SONARPUR (South 24-Parganas): Two teenage girls committed suicide in a village in South 24-Parganas, apparently disillusioned about their future as a same-sex couple.

Police found the bodies of 19-year-old Bobbie Saha and 17-year-old Puja Mondal after breaking down a door of Bobby's house in the Tripura Sundari area of Boral in the wee hours of Saturday. The post-mortem report says they took poison together and lay down to die, clutching each other's arms.

Orangeville, Ontario Canada Girlfriends Jeanine Blanchette, 21, and Chantal Dube, 17, reportedly made “goodbye” phone calls to two friends, and left goodbye letters behind for family members. Their bodies were uncovered in a wooded clearing, near the building that the two women had met in a group-therapy session. [Both articles have enough information to be Googled]

There are a very high number of such tragedies concurring among the lesbian population. I implore all women to flee from such a preferred/chosen lifestyle. Some have called the homosexual lifestyle a 'Culture of Death'.

May 15, 2013 at 10:16 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

I DON'T THINK SO!

Lesbians (homosexuals who are female) are exempt? They presume to impune themselves? Do Lesbian homosexuals have impunity? I DON'T THINK SO!!! NO! They certainly ARE NOT exempt from unpleasant consequences, punishment, chastisement, judgment. Jesus Christ said to "Be certain that Your SINS shall find You out."

A Note to lesbians and female PLEASURE-SEXUALS: HIV IS THE Third most-deadly disease for women in the United States, behind only cancer and heart disease. It's also the leading cause of death for African-American women between the ages of 25 and 34. (The American Foundation for AIDS Research.) (You decide how many of these women are lesbians). Even 'one' lesbian death is too many! Women! Your partner may often be around HIV/AIDS infected men. You do not know if she is a PLEASURE-SEXUAL, or, a true Homosexual. If, in a weak moment she has relations with an infected man, then, she will likely infect You also. I do, genuinely care.......kwo I have the love of Christ Jesus for all Homosexual individuals, and, PLEASURE-SEXUALS who believe they are Homosexual. I beg them to call upon Jesus Christ, find a loving Church Congregation, and flee this [what has been labeled by some as the 'Culture of DEATH'!] You will be my Brother, and/or Sister in Christ with a New Start to a New Life with a bright future.

Ken ORR

May 15, 2013 at 10:24 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Who wants to be among the ignorant, superstitious throwbacks to religious despots? Who wants to return to those thrilling days of yesteryear when religious savagery, inquisition, torture, and murder for the sweet love of God and Jesus were the stock and trade of Ken Orr's religious ancestors?

Who wants a return to the bigotry, hate, and evil of religious fundamentalism from Constantine's Dark Ages and Catholic Crusades of genocide to the Southern Baptists slavers, to Billy Graham's education at Bob Jones University in Cleveland, Tennesse, to today's Westboro Church and Ken Orr's fellow traveler Fred Phelps? Who wants to step backwards away from science and reason into a wasteland of revelations and authority of murderous gods and the religious Renfields who weakly and willingly believe in ghosts, talking serpents, demons, devils, and the walking dead? Who wants to murder, rape, and steal because their divine authority says, "It's OK —they're heretics?"

Who wants to be Ken Orr's brother or sister in this return to darkness and mental depravity of twisted, small minds?

Show of hands, please. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

May 15, 2013 at 10:50 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Who wants to escape from the horrors of eternal darkness into the Glorious Pure Light of Jesus Christ? Who wants to escape damnation and eternal torment into Eternal Life and Joy unspeakable through Jesus Christ of Nazareth, The King Of Glory?

Ken ORR does...and has. Selah.

May 15, 2013 at 11:09 p.m.
Easy123 said...

It's unbelievable that someone can be as ignorant as Ken Orr.

I've flagged all of your posts because they are libelous and egregious lies/misinformation about homosexuals. I will flag every post you type regarding the subject.

You are an abject, scum-sucking moron, Ken Orr. And a closet homosexual to boot.

May 15, 2013 at 11:13 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Ken Orr blathered: "Who wants to escape from the horrors of eternal darkness into the Glorious Pure Light of Jesus Christ? Who wants to escape damnation and eternal torment into Eternal Life and Joy unspeakable through Jesus Christ of Nazareth, The King Of Glory?"

Or hide eggs with the Easter Bunny? Go on the Wayback Machine with Mr. Peabody and Sherman? Ride on Thomas the Train? Sit on Santa Claus' knee? All are as real as Orr's imaginary schizo friends, but much better examples for kids to embrace and learn from. They won't send you to hell for not believing their stories or kill you in the name of love for not converting to Peabodiest or Eastereggian.

May 15, 2013 at 11:56 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

It's time for you to go away, Ken Orr.

May 16, 2013 at 3:41 a.m.
conservative said...

Ken,

Liberals make the charges of homophobia, racism, hating homosexuals, fascism etc. simply because they are immature. They don't associate with conservatives so they don't know these false charges are meaningless to us.

May 16, 2013 at 7:53 p.m.
conservative said...

MATTHEW NEVELS,

You sir are a false prophet and false prophets will receive the greater damnation. You either fooled those who ordained you or you got some mail order diploma.

You might try reading the Bible. Begin with Romans Chapter 1, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 for starters.

Also, if you know what a concordance is you might try looking at the words abomination, lie, death, lust and homosexuals.

May 16, 2013 at 8:11 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

conservative said... "You might try reading the Bible. Begin with Romans Chapter 1, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 for starters."

Or you might read "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?" by George Carlin. Certainly better written, makes sense, will brighten your day with laughter and George won't condemn you to hell if you don't buy his book or believe every word is historic, scientific, and a literal fact.

Why is it that Jehovah and Jesus were such downers? If any two imaginary characters needed a doobie, it's those two.

http://tinyurl.com/azhc3le

May 16, 2013 at 9:17 p.m.
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