Letters to the editor – Wednesday – 4-27-16

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Christian response to the world: neither fear nor hate

There has been a lot in the news lately about the LGBT community, talk of fear, hate and discrimination. I wanted to set the record straight from the standpoint of a born again Christian.

I do not fear these people. There is nothing to fear. I do not hate these people. The word of God says that I must love everyone just as He did when He sent his son, Jesus, to die for us all. I have never discriminated against anyone.

Contrary to popular belief, I do not judge these people. God reserves that for himself. God does, however, require me to judge the sin. The word of God calls these lifestyles an abomination. The Bible teaches that when you choose to practice sin, there will be a price to pay. God gave us all free choice; to follow his word or to follow the world.

As for marriage, again, it was instituted by God and it was between one man and one woman.

On the issue of bathrooms, for as long as I can remember it was thought to be a good idea to separate men and women using the restroom in a public setting. It was for safety and privacy. For me this idea seems to be a sound one. We all have rights in this country, but those rights can only go to the point of not infringing on the rights of others.

Acceptance is not something that can be legislated. You can pass all the laws you want and these things will still be considered wrong in my heart. I do not demand that others accept me. The only opinion that I value is that of my heavenly Father. If you can’t find peace in who you are, I urge you to seek who your creator wants you to be.

— Pamela Hampton


Advice for cyclists

The writer is responding to an Ester Marsh column in Monday’s paper, “Sharing the road with cyclists.”

This is a great article and covers many important points. Thanks for writing it and thanks to the Post for printing it. However, I think you left off one important hint to the cyclists.

Cyclists need to follow the law just like automobile drivers. When I am riding and when I am driving, I too often see cyclists go right though stop signs and around corners against red lights. That is illegal and should be ticketed. If nothing else, it irritates the drivers who are following the law and stopping. Irritated drivers are a cyclist’s worst nightmare.

— Russ Stevens