Letters to the Editor
How is it that the local church is to stay away from politcs, but The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society, speaking for The United Methodist Church, sends a letter to the U. S. Senate supporting the Iran Nuclear Agreement, which is the hottest political issue in America... read more»
You don't know the details of this so called "deal" and you ae using the false choice of this or war (The Iran deal, July 28, 2015). Same old liberal talking points. As for me, i've contacted my representatives and... read more»
It is ironic that the Rev. Chris Momany should use the USSR and the Declaration of Human Rights as an example of the tyranny of a non-representative majority, since The Communist Party was exactly what he seems to be advocating: a small intellectual class protecting us from the unwashed majority (... read more»
The United States of America was founded on laws: laws that were passed to allow safety and freedom for its citizens (Threatening Sanctuary Cities misguided, July 28, 2015). When these laws are allowed to be broken, ignored and unprosecuted chaos follows.... read more»
It has been 50 years since the Civil Rights Acts (Running away from our shadows, July 28, 2015). Yet "racism" persists. Why? Our esteemed Bishop Coyner wants us to look into our hearts. But we have been looking into our hearts for a... read more»
Focusing on gun violence misses the point that the problem in our society is violence, with or without guns (Threatening Sanctuary Cities misguided, July 28, 2015). Focusing on guns ignores the desperate need for better teaching, better care especially mental-health care, better... read more»
As other denominations (Episcolpalian the latest) accept same-sex marriage and gay clergy I wonder, will my United Methodists be the last Protestant holdout (Adding fuel to debate, June 29, 2015)? Open Hearts indeed.
The elephant in the room here is same-sex marriage and until The United Methodist Church adopts it willingly, anything else they talk about in this posting cannot be taken seriously (We the people, July 28, 2015).
I am concerned about number five on your list concerning removing public symbols of hate etc. (Burning sacred havens, July 10, 2015). I am okay with removing the flag, but what about Confederate monuments to the war dead. Almost every border state... read more»
I was glad to see that the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) is visiting a variety of sites within Appalachia (Connecting with Appalachia, July 10, 2015). After serving on the Executive Committee of UMAMN for several year it is important... read more»