Homophobia: The pandemic
Bible-minded? The Bible is a trophy on the shelf.
Instead of learning the meaning of scripture we listen to the culture, e.g., we all are born with our sexuality: We don't control that.
My research reveals: 1. The Old Testament lists as morally wrong: child sexual abuse, rape (the Sodom and Gomorrah story is about gang rape and disobedience), adultery, incest, etc., not homosexuality. If you use Leviticus 18 to target one practice you must target all of it; 2. Jesus did not address homosexuality; 3. Our misinterpretation of New Testament teaching on sexuality involves two words -- "natural" and "unnatural" (Romans).
If you're born heterosexual it's natural you cohabit with a person of the opposite sex. If you're born homosexual it's natural you cohabit with a person of the same sex.
Faith leaders must teach truth to congregants. Instead, we have created a pandemic known as homophobia.
The above is the root cause of the disease. It's the responsibility of each person to deal with this disease. This pandemic must be eradicated.
Officials should step up on storms
The governor of Georgia, the mayor of Atlanta, and the director of the state's emergency management agency should all lose their jobs; I mean paychecks.
They do not seem to know they have a job to do to get that paycheck. Such incompetence!
And now they are going to appoint a "board" to do their job for them! I wonder how much that "board" is going to cost us.
With my experience with "boards," I say it will be three days after a storm hits before we know it is coming.
The weather forecasters are not without fault. They hype up and dramatize every little breeze that blows over the mountain to the extent that no one pays any attention to them any more. It's all just hype, hype, hype and drama, drama, drama!
Whatever happened to the "just the facts, ma'am, just the facts"?
KATHERINE SCOTT, Rossville
Get government out of our lives
Heat is not the only thing being controlled by someone else.
Food prices are being manipulated at the grocery store, gas prices are set by speculators who could care less about the American people, the environment is controlled by activists who care more about a species of fish than the food produced by farmers, we now have mandated health care.
The Declaration of Independence states: all men are created equally, that we are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
My pursuit of happiness is short sleeves in January and walking around barefoot in my home and this right was given to me by my creator and no government agency has the right to stop my freedom of choice.