News from the Tennessee Valley Opinion


Democrats, Daily too soft on God, family, military

To The Daily: On page 7 of your Dec. 1 paper under the section you called “NEW IN BRIEF” (yes, you failed to type “News”) was a short story under the headline “F-18 jet crashes at Marine base.” The base is located in San Diego.

I feel compelled to join The Daily and the rest of the Democratic Party in calling for the immediate withdrawal of all our military personnel from Southern California.

Regardless of the fact that this pilot “ejected and escaped injury” from this incident, our nation must face the fact that military personnel assigned to the San Diego base are in danger and must be “redeployed” immediately. Additionally, several solders based at Fort Riley, Kan., were seriously injured during 2006. We must ask everyone who supports the Democratic Party to come together as a national coalition and demand the immediate withdrawal of all military personnel from Fort Riley.

The Daily can solidify it’s position as a house organ for the Democratic Party and gain national recognition as a leader amongst those on the left who simply want to keep our armed forces out of harm’s way. After all, our Democratic leadership strongly implies that these men and women volunteered for military service to learn special skills, to gain a college education and have a career. U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. John Kerry, Rep. John Murtha and other Democratic leaders have convinced me that these young military volunteers never expected to have to defend this country or to be placed in harm’s way.

Those conservatives who believe in God, family and country need to be loaded onto enclosed cattle cars and shipped off to gulags where they can be re-educated in the ways of the political left.

As the character Wayne from the famous Hollywood movie “Wayne’s World” loved to say: not.

Victoria A. Martin


Homosexuality is a sin, eating pork OK, Bible says

To The Daily: Once again, James L. Evans, in his recent column “Bacon eaters and greedy gossips,” frustrated me (and I am sure other Christians) by his misrepresentation or misinterpretation of the scriptures. He implies the Bible teaches the “problem with Sodom was that the people who lived there were selfish, had lots of food and money, but neglected the poor.” He cites Ezekiel 16:49. But that is only half of the story. He failed to site the very next verse which reads: “(The people of Sodom) were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore, I did away with them as you have seen” (New International Version, emphasis added). So, not only were they rich, and careless toward the poor (i.e. haughty), but they also did detestable things. What were those detestable things? Dr. Evans does not say, but the Bible does in Jude 7: “In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion” (NIV). Of course, the specifics of that sexual immorality included homosexuality as explained in Genesis 19.

Dr. Evans also compared homosexual sin to eating pork. While Jesus made the eating of all food clean (Mark 7:19), I know of no verse where he made sexually immoral practices (including homosexual practices) clean. Perhaps, Dr. Evans can enlighten us on that sometime.

Brent Craig


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