published Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Free Press editorials were right on target and other letters to the editors

Free Press editorials were right on target

I want to commend you for two outstanding lead editorials on Feb. 6 and Feb. 7. The former was a well justified condemnation of the tendency in both Nashville and Atlanta to pass useless and wasteful resolutions. Even if the idea of having a legislator him/herself pay for the cost involved is adopted (fat chance) that still does not address the wasted time and energy.

The article on Feb. 7, praised what is a long overdue attempt to update the Tennessee Code by repealing often longstanding, out of date, and useless legislation. The folks in Nashville have no problem passing new laws but are extremely lazy when it comes to repealing ones that are outdated or outmoded.

SAM JONES


Gays do not belong in the Boy Scouts

We have many in Washington who are pushing the gay agenda, but we do not need an editor who supports that immoral lifestyle. Why would any parent allow their precious son to be in a scout troop with a gay leader or scout? If gays are allowed to be leaders and troop members, it will kill the organization.

Gays comprise only about 2 percent of the population according to their own estimates, so why allow them to dictate what we do? They should be encouraged to get counseling to change to a normal lifestyle.

The Boy Scout organization has been an excellent way to teach boys how to be men of good character and integrity. Allowing gays in the scouting program is not teaching them anything that is good.

WILMA HOLBROOK


Benson will help city be the best it can be

I taught for Jack Benson in the mid-1960's. I have been an admirer of his throughout his years of city government. I've watched his hard work, ability to bring about new ideas, and the integrity to stand up for what he thinks is right. Jack is a true fiscal conservative with common sense.

I ask all of my former students and anyone else who wants Chattanooga to be the best it can be to vote for Jack Benson.

JOHN SHELLEY, Whitwell, Tenn.


District 4 has benefited from Benson's work

I live in a small community in Mr. Benson's district. Our community has requested his assistance on a number of occasions. He is always available, and we have never failed to reach him when needed. Very importantly, he has worked closely with us to reach a fair and appropriate resolution to every problem we ask his help with.

If you live in Mr. Benson's district you already know how hard he works for everyone in his district and for the city of Chattanooga. This is why I am wholeheartedly behind him and encourage everyone in his district to keep Mr. Benson as our representative for District 4. Please vote for Mr. Benson on March 5th.

DON SHOEMAKER

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LibDem said...

Funny how homophobes think banning gays makes them go away. Somehow I think an openly gay scout master would be less of a threat than one forced into the closet. We'll never know about the 2% until we stop requiring gays to hide.

February 16, 2013 at 7:44 a.m.
conservative said...

Miss Holbrook got it right. We don't want immoral people, especially sexual perverts influencing young men.

Suggestion - You Liberals and the sexual perverts start their own organization. Show everyone just how tolerant you are.

February 17, 2013 at 7:59 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Whose definition of morality is the basis for these decisions, conservative?

February 17, 2013 at 8:09 a.m.
conservative said...

We can certainly eliminate yours and your ape-like ancestors.

Start your own atheist homosexual club.

Keep your hands off all our children.

February 17, 2013 at 8:29 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

How dare you accuse me of being a risk to children, conservative. You have reached a new low. What would Jesus think?

Most fundamentalist religion meets the definition of child abuse, by the way.

And yes, I was a scout leader once. Atheism and all. My cubs did just fine, thank you.

Now, answer my question. Who determines what is the moral code to follow? You?

February 17, 2013 at 8:36 a.m.
conservative said...

Now, answer my question. Who determines what is the moral code to follow? You?

We can certainly eliminate yours and your ape-like ancestors.

Start your own atheist homosexual club.

Keep your hands off all our children.

February 17, 2013 at 9:05 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Coward. You don't have the balls to answer. And you sit there and suggest that I am a risk to children. Hardly Christian behavior, in my opinion. You should be ashamed, but I doubt you have the capacity for shame.

February 17, 2013 at 9:08 a.m.
conservative said...

Now, answer my question. Who determines what is the moral code to follow? You?

We can certainly eliminate yours and your ape-like ancestors.

Start your own atheist homosexual club, leave the Boy Scouts alone.

Keep your hands off all our children.

February 17, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.
Easy123 said...

conservative,

Maybe you should worry about all those pastors and clergy putting their hands on your kids.

Atheists aren't touching your kids and neither are homosexuals.

Ikeithlu got it right, you're a coward. And you damn sure aren't moral.

February 17, 2013 at 12:29 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

It is absolutely true that parents of Toddler Boy Scouts do not want their children being infected with GUT PARASITES. These infections often occur with the kind of 'sex' that homosexuals would likely bring to The Boy Scouts of America.

What some Physicians label as 'The Gay Bowel Syndrome' is a combination of intestinal or anorectal infection/trauma caused by homosexual sex. These Colon Diseases had a huge number of incidence in a study of 260 homosexual men in New York City.

Well-wishing parents of their Toddler Boy Scouts would not want their Children experiencing the tragedy of what so many of these homosexual men experienced. Among the infections they contracted were: Condyloma acuminata, hemorrhoids, nonspecific proctitis, anal fistula, perirectal abscess, anal fissure, amebiasis, benign polyps, viral hepatitis, gonorrhea, syphilis, anorectal trauma and foreign bodies, shigellosis, rectal ulcers, and lymphogranuloma venereum.

PARENTS OF BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA...BEWARE PLEASE!, REGARDLESS OF WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA DESIRES FOR OUR TODDLERS TO BE INTRODUCED TO!

['The journal Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science' and in 2004 'Medscape' stated that gay bowel syndrome is a significant issue as regards HIV infection (The Johns Hopkins HIV Guide website also presently features a literature review article which is essentially a duplicate of the aforementioned article at Medscape).[1][2][3][4] Gay bowel syndrome is a clinical pattern of anorectal and colon diseases which occur with unusual frequency in homosexual patients]

February 17, 2013 at 10:48 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Ken Orr,

You're a moron. You're a homophobe. You're a liar. You're ignorant. You're a bigot. You're lower that ant sh!t. There are so many more pertinent descriptions but those will suffice.

Nothing you say deserves a thoughtful rebuttal. Not only that, but you get your information from Conservapedia. You take stupid to another level, Orr.

http://conservapedia.com/Gay_bowel_syndrome

Try some real facts:

February 17, 2013 at 11:02 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Yes, Easy, a 'Sexual Pervert' who is a 'Pedophile and an Elderly Sex Offender' really would rather be called a 'Sexy Senior Citizen'. Euphemisms often disguise the 'Big Lie'! (I read your link).

Ken ORR

February 17, 2013 at 11:43 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Ken Orr,

"Yes, Easy, a 'Sexual Pervert' who is a 'Pedophile and an Elderly Sex Offender' really would rather be called a 'Sexy Senior Citizen'."

That makes absolutely no sense. You cannot even piece together a relevant, cogent sentence. You're a freaking moron. There is no doubt it my mind that you have some type of mental disorder. Schizotypal personality disorder is my guess.

"Euphemisms often disguise the 'Big Lie'!"

The only one here telling lies is you. You are either a pathological liar or you are the most ignorant person I've ever come across.

February 17, 2013 at 11:48 p.m.
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