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Today's Opinions

  • MY WORD: No Justice! No Peace!

    People around the world have been chanting “No Justice, No Peace” after Michael Brown was executed by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO. 

    I myself have been chanting “No Justice, No Peace” throughout the streets of Ferguson.  We want justice, but how do we get it?    The evident incompetence of the local police, mayor, and governor has made it impossible to keep the peace.  Protesters continue to march and the media continues to make revisions to their stories of what actually took place rather than the truth. 

  • MY WORD: A dangerous mix

    In one of his presentations to the [Shelbyville] City Council on the issue of prayer in government, Rich Lane warned of the slippery slope that always lurks nearby when religion and government mix.

    The city council meeting on August 7th was an absolute prime example of Mr. Lane’s warning.

  • MY WORD: Fairness Ordinance would be unfair

    After reading Pastor [Dave] Charlton’s column [The inevitability of a Fairness Ordinance, Aug. 15 in the Faith section] it appears many Christians would disagree with the Pastor.

    While we agree that no citizen of this nation should be discriminated against for their lifestyles, in most situations, this ordinance or law would bring many other factors into being that is unfavorable.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 27, 2014

    Fairness is the Christian way

     

    In the article about the City Council’s non-action on the proposed Fairness Ordinance, one councilman was quoted as saying, “This is a very Christian community whether you want to recognize that or not.”

    I do recognize that we are a Christian community. In my opinion, our belief in Christian values compels us to support a Fairness Ordinance and is precisely the reason such an ordinance must be enacted.

     

     

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 27, 2014

    Fairness is the Christian way

     

    In the article about the City Council’s non-action on the proposed Fairness Ordinance, one councilman was quoted as saying, “This is a very Christian community whether you want to recognize that or not.”

    I do recognize that we are a Christian community. In my opinion, our belief in Christian values compels us to support a Fairness Ordinance and is precisely the reason such an ordinance must be enacted.

     

     

  • WHAT WE THINK: Wet/dry vote can’t slip down the drain

    As the time to collect signatures slips away, we think it’s important to remind our community what a vote to make our county wet would mean.

    First and foremost, signing the petition does not make the county’s change to wet a “done deal” as some seem to think.

    Instead, it only gives the opportunity for the people to decide.

    Secondly, this decision is solely an economic one, it has very little to do with drinking.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Wet/dry vote can’t slip down the drain

    As the time to collect signatures slips away, we think it’s important to remind our community what a vote to make our county wet would mean.

    First and foremost, signing the petition does not make the county’s change to wet a “done deal” as some seem to think.

    Instead, it only gives the opportunity for the people to decide.

    Secondly, this decision is solely an economic one, it has very little to do with drinking.

  • NEIHOF: State budget increases help keep school tax flat

    School is underway once again and we’re off to a great start. We have clear goals for this school year both in the state’s accountability system and in our local strategic plan. These goals carry on the momentum with which we ended last school year. State test scores from last year are beginning to be reported, and the news about our college and career readiness measures is positive.