Rhea County’s Antics Give State a Bad Name
News-Sentinel, April 11, 2004
This week the News-Sentinel ran an article about the
Tennessee Comptroller’s Office study which found that 53 percent of
Tennessee’s adults read at a level of one or two out of a possible five,
where a level-one reader could not read a street map or figure postage.
After seeing the news coverage of the Rhea County
Commission’s debacle regarding the persecution of homosexuals, I can’t
help wondering how much these stone casters contributed to that percentage.
Thanks, guys. Your ignorance put Tennessee in the
national headlines back in 1925 and now you’ve done it again.
The county attorney, Gary Fritts, says it all. “I’ve
never seen nothing like it.”
William Gibbs McAdoo said it better, “It is impossible
to defeat an ignorant man in argument.”
K. R. Redmond
Marriage Not Necessary to Demonstrate Love
Regardless of what attitude you have regarding the
advisability of calling a union of homosexuals a marriage, you should be aware
that the argument that those who oppose it are preventing people from showing
love is a ridiculous argument.
Jesus teaches that we are even to love our enemies. He
does not teach that we have to be married to the enemy in order to love him or
her and show it.
T. Pierce Brown
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