Yes, Jimmy Hyma: "[T]he Bible and its teachings never change," even though human knowledge and society have advanced quite a lot over the last two millennia. Biblical folktales have not assimilated the rise of freedom and human rights, nor even the end of slavery. It can't teach what it doesn't know, which is quite a lot. Those who use it are often amiss in their interpretations, hypocritical while "instructing" others, and highly selective about which verses they choose to enforce.
William Godsey, it seems you think knowledge of science is a "radical agenda." Those who care about this planet and the creatures who live here (including humans) have become familiar with the facts over a period of years. We have also seen that the forecasts of climate change are materializing. Put your head in the sand if you want, but efforts to solve a global problem are far from being a "radical agenda."
Your letter is packed with lies. You should be ashamed of yourself. I'll give you the benefit of doubt and think you have two reasons to be ashamed: 1. for lying, and 2. for being so ill-informed that you don't know a lie from the truth.
Mr. Rose, what does "freedom" mean in America if people cannot live their lives as they wish with equality and justice?
No matter what religious fanatics say, LGBT people are still Americans under the Constitution, and deserve to live as they choose so long as they are not hurting others. The religious diatribes are based on ancient folk tales that were made up by mere humans, not "God."
Ignorance of the Bible, indeed. That starts with the widespread ignorance about how the Bible came to be. It is a collection of folk tales, all spun, and re-spun, by mere humans. None of it was written by "God." One might give as much credence to Grimm's fairytales or Mother Goose.
Nancy Smith, so you think the USA shouldn't show any compassion, even though we have the means to do so. That's an ugly side of this nation's psyche.
Mr. Shearer, how misleading of you! What you want is for the government to tell people (especially women) what they can and can't do with their own bodies. That's what is really behind the "yes on 1" campaign. In contrast, the Tennessee state judiciary is charged with protecting individual rights. I'll certainly be voting "NO on 1."
Ms. Toerne, I'd probably agree with you if our schools (and school boards) were sensible enough to teach practical sex ed to teens so they learn how to avoid pregnancy when their hormones rage (as we know they will). "Abstinence only" has been a crashing failure. Teens need knowledge and access to birth control. Otherwise, those with "means" will find a way to abort an unwanted fetus while the poor and ignorant will continue to breed whether or not they really want to. Unwanted children are often abused and live very unhappy lives. That's not something to celebrate.
What a stupid, snarky column. Ron Hart is speaking only for his small-minded self.
We had a house-full of patriotic, native-born Americans watching the American Broadcasting Company's broadcast of the final game. Soccer is a great sport, although it takes some time and attention to learn the nuances that make the good contests fascinating. Too bad this column was written by a know-nothing who hasn't devoted any effort to learning about the great game. Maybe he got too many concussions playing the other football? Or, he just loves having commercial breaks spewing ads at him every 5 minutes.
I'm sick of Republican theatrics and strutting side shows. They cannot govern; all they do is throw sand in our faces and wrenches in the workings of government. What a despicable bunch. I once respected the GOP, but it has made a mockery of itself.