published Friday, April 5th, 2013

What gay marriage will do to America and other letters to the editors

What gay marriage will do to America

The Supreme Court will be deciding whether to redefine marriage. What harm can redefining marriage do? Massachusetts has redefined marriage. Now homosexuality is being taught as a normal and healthy lifestyle in all the schools from kindergarten through high school. A 5-year-old student went to his father and told him about a book the teacher read about two princes falling in love. This father was arrested because he would not leave the school until he spoke with the principal who refused to discuss this. He went to court and was told now that gay marriage was the law, he had no rights as a parent. To be a good citizen, his child must learn this.

The high school students (in Massachusetts) are given a booklet titled: "The Little Black Book." This book includes descriptions of graphic sexual acts. There is a list of gay bars given where a student can hook up with men of all ages and can view porn on TVs. What can a concerned parent do?

The Obama Administration has asked the court to throw out the Defense of Marriage Act. Write the Supreme Court; public opinion matters: The Supreme Court Bldg., 1 First St. NE, Washington DC 20543. For more

Connie Leonessa, Hixson

Animals are suffering because of our greed

Hundreds of thousands of dogs suffer in puppy mills in this country. The dogs are prisoners of greed. They are locked in small cages. They freeze in the winter and swelter in the summer. The dogs never get out of their prisons. They are bred over and over again until they die.

The state and federal governments must address this issue through legislation and enforcement of laws. The commercial breeders and brokers have huge, well-funded lobbying efforts. But the protection of animals is the bigger issue here. Many animals are dying and suffering, and this must be stopped.

Pet owners must be held accountable for the suffering caused to helpless cats and dogs by neglecting to spay and neuter. Legislation must address this issue immediately.

Please help.


Foamy residue in local streams a concern

I would like to express my concern about the amount of chemical runoff in the streams around the Signal Mountain Middle-High School and the Signal Mountain Golf Course. I hike these lovely trails several times a week and have noticed the foamy residue in the streams down from the golf course around Rainbow Lake over the years.

However, what I saw Easter Sunday around SMMHS looked as if someone had spilled a jumbo bottle of shampoo into a stream bed at a bridge just below the school.

I wonder if this residue comes from fertilizer and pesticides sprayed on the grounds and sports fields there and whether there is an attempt to control what pollutes the surrounding woods and therefore the wildlife dependent on those waterways at either of these places?

GINNIE HARRIS, Signal Mountain

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Easy123 said...


You are a liar and a bigot. Nothing you have just stated is accurate. How is it possible that the TFP will print garbage like that? By the way, the website Ms. Leonessa linked to is a hate group.

April 5, 2013 at 12:22 a.m.
Easy123 said...

18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda


MassResistance, “the leading pro-family grassroots activist group in Massachusetts,” began life in 1995 as the Parents’ Rights Coalition, became the Article 8 Alliance in 2003, and took on its current name in 2006. Its leader, Brian Camenker, is a programmer who was an official of the Article 8 Alliance and also headed the Newton, Mass., chapter of the National Taxpayers’ Association.

As president of yet another group, the Interfaith Coalition of Massachusetts, Camenker spearheaded the drafting of a bill that passed in 1996 and required that parents be notified of any sex education in their children’s schools. That same year, Camenker claimed that suicide prevention programs aimed at gay youth actually were “put together by homosexual activists to normalize homosexuality.” Later, MassResistance charged that groups like the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which support school anti-bullying programs, actually want to lure children into homosexuality and, very possibly, sadomasochism.

At a 2006 religious right gathering in Washington, D.C., Camenker insisted that gays were trying to get legislation passed to allow sex with animals. "One bill in Massachusetts takes away all the penalties for bestiality," he claimed. "This is where this [homosexual] agenda is going." A little later, he added, "They [gays and lesbians] are pushing perversion on our kids."

In 2006-2007, Mass-Resistance pushed for an amendment of the 1996 statute that would have required that parents be notified of any discussion of gay or lesbian issues in the schools. The group proposed language that lumped sexual orientation (which includes heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality) in with criminal behaviors like bestiality and polygamy. During legislative testimony supporting the amendment, Camenker falsely claimed that no homosexuals died in the Holocaust and that the pink triangle the Nazis forced imprisoned gays to wear actually signified Catholic priests. The amendment did not pass.

Camenker, who has long focused on the purported “homosexual agenda” in the schools and frequently claimed gays are dangerous to kids, has repeatedly cited discredited claims from organizations like the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality that link homosexuality and pedophilia.

In 2008, Camenker made another accusation for which there was no supporting evidence at all — the claim that the state of Massachusetts had had to spend more money every year since same-sex marriage became legal in that state. That, he said, was because of “skyrocketing homosexual domestic violence” and because of the “extreme dysfunctional nature of homosexual relationships.”

This year, MassResistance called Boston Gay Pride events a “depraved” display that featured “a great deal of obviously disturbed, dysfunctional, and extremely self-centered people whose aim was to push their agenda.”

April 5, 2013 at 12:25 a.m.
LibDem said...

Congratulations, Ms. Leonessa! You bought the entire package.

April 5, 2013 at 7:58 a.m.
conservative said...

Thank you Connie Leonessa,

Wickedness should be fought, resisted and exposed. I saved the website for the future. Please post more if you have any and thanks.

April 5, 2013 at 8:24 a.m.
Easy123 said...

LMFAO! You will find no greater fool than conservative! Bigotry and ignorance is his forté. And now he is a supporter of a known hate-group.

April 5, 2013 at 8:41 a.m.
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