published Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Reader wants apology from David Cook and other letters to the erditors

Reader wants apology from David Cook

Thank you for your work at the Times Free Press. I am sure it takes much wisdom and discretion as you review and approve articles written by your commentators. I have enjoyed reading David Cook, Clint Cooper and Mark Kennedy's columns and also Bo Wagner's Saturday publications. I was deeply saddened by David Cook's Aug. 8 article. I was offended he would dishonor my Lord in such disrespect. I realize everyone may not be Christians in Chattanooga, but I do not think your paper should condone insensitivity to our beliefs. Actually, I would be surprised if you printed that Allah or Mohammad is gay. I doubt it was all Christians who voted against allowing insurance benefits to live-in couples anyway. There were probably people who felt it wouldn't be fiscally prudent. I would like to ask an apology from Mr. Cook. I remember once he recanted statements he made in an article about people fishing or the game warden, so I know he is open to re-thinking his opinion. I will wait for two weeks, but if there is no apology, I will cancel my subscription. I would regret doing so, but I refuse to support an organization that condones open disrespect of a Holy God.

DONNA WILLIAMS


Headrick will get country on track

Many have lamented that the results of the Republican primary leave us "Stuck with Chuck." That's not true. We have a very well-qualified alternative. We have someone who is very knowledgeable on the issues, someone who won't sell out to lobbyists and big-monied interests and someone who will make us proud to represent the Tennessee 3rd District in Congress. Mary Headrick has been a teacher, a scientist, a mother/grandmother and a physician, but perhaps her biggest asset is her ability to get at the heart of problems to find solutions. You won't find her sitting on the sidelines obstructing progress. As a medical doctor, she understands the medical and insurance industry. She'll listen to her constituents' concerns, something we haven't seen much of in four years. We've sent Chuck to Washington for two terms, during which he has done little to nothing to help Tennessee or the country to recover from the 2008 financial disaster. He's not getting the job done. We need someone who isn't content with sitting on the bench. It's time for a change. Let's send Dr. Mary Headrick to Congress to get this country back on track.

JIM WEBSTER


Felonies should not be job disqualifier

When filling out an employment application, one of the questions asked is whether a felony conviction has been placed on one's record. If the "yes" block is checked, the application is almost assuredly headed for the trash. Should an applicant with a felony on his/her record ignore that question, or falsely say "no"; upon the background check coming back the application would be discarded. Felonies come in many flavors. Mass murder, multiple speeding tickets and DUIs can get you convicted of a felony, as can theft, assault and rape. Depending on the job being applied for, the reason for the felony may not or should not have any bearing on a person's ability to perform the job. Working in an office, or on an assembly line, repairing cars, or any other service position, can still be done even if one has a heavy foot on the accelerator. There are times when some explanations can justify actions that resulted in a felony. Employers are passing up some very talented applicants when they do not dig a little further into a person's background. A felony on an employment application should be questioned before the applicant is discarded.

VIKTOR SACHAR, Hixson


Punish ISIS terrorists harshly

The American cry should be, "Remember James Foley." We should bomb the living Hades out of them. They are monsters and should not be left alive. Send them to Hades to join their master. They see the U.S. and Obama as weak. We need to give them hell as Harry Truman would say. I'll bet this wouldn't have happened if Ronald Reagan was president.

KATHLEEN DOHERTY, Hixson

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LibDem said...

"I'll bet this wouldn't have happened if Ronald Reagan was president."

Over 200 marines died in Beirut during Mr. Reagan's watch.

August 28, 2014 at 6:47 a.m.
LibDem said...

Ms. DONNA WILLIAMS, Do you guys ever apologize for being the bullies on the block?

August 28, 2014 at 6:51 a.m.
riverman said...

Mr. Webster, if Headrick somehow got elected to Congress about the 3rd day she was there Nancy Pelosi would call her into her office and give her the Dim marching orders. Chuckless is an embarrassment but there is something worse, Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

August 28, 2014 at 10:52 a.m.
Ki said...

Ms. Doherty, they are no more minsters than (1.) American marines caught on camera peeing on dead Iraqis (2.) American soldiers pictured using the head of a dead Iraqi for a soccer all (3.) Soldiers brutally gang raping a 13 year old Iraqi child, then killing her, setting her body on fire and murdering the entire family, including a five year old child, to cover it up in an attempt to blame it all in Islamic insurgents. If you think the invaders/occupiers haven't been barbaric monsters in all this you're either naive, ignorant or purposely out of touch with what really takes place from all sides in wars and conflicts around the world.

August 28, 2014 at 11:22 a.m.
nocomment said...

Ms. Doherty, actually a number of US citizens were taken hostage and killed in that part of the world during Reagan's time in office. William Francis Buckley, Peter Kilburn, William Higgins, and Robert Dean Stethem to name a few. [Well, technically, Col. Higgins was taken hostage during Reagan's watch. It may have been during Bush 41's term when he was actually killed.]

August 28, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Ms. Williams, how can you be so certain your God is not gay? Haven't you ever wondered why he is a confirmed bachelor? If it's possible for there to be an invisible sky daddy existing on high, then surely its possible for there to be an invisible sky mommy. So why hasn't he married her, especially if he thinks that marriage between a man and a woman is so sacred? Methinks there's certainly reason to suspect that he might just be...you know...gay, and still in the closet. He's probably afraid to come out, for fear of what you Christian homophobes would do to him!

August 28, 2014 at 12:40 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

+++WE PREACH CHRIST JESUS CRUCIFIED+++

Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Who is it?

This dying breed of homosexuals fill the Hospice Centers of America. If they are 'The Culture of Death'...it was their choice.

Romans 1...Holy Bible KJV

"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools..."

"when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 and

changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves..."

"...without natural affection..."

"32 who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death,...

Malleus Deum Verum

August 29, 2014 at 12:11 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

+++WE PREACH CHRIST JESUS CRUCIFIED+++

From The Holy Bible;Authorized King James Version. The Word of God!

22 "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,..."

"...26 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':

27 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..."

Malleus Deum Verum

August 29, 2014 at 12:24 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

"Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Who is it?"

No mystery there. His name is Ken Orr. He thinks that reading BS from a Bronze Age book of myths gives him knowledge. Professing himself to be wise, he has become a fool.

August 29, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.
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