published Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

'DCS did more than drop the ball' and more letters to the editors

DCS did more than drop the ball

Someone dropped the ball? Dropped the ball? Dead infants and children are not dropped balls! It is sheer idiocy to use this term referring to this disgraceful situation in which 42 children in the custody of Tennessee's Department of Children's Services died or nearly died as a result of abuse and neglect.

The people responsible for the non-action of investigating these incidents should be prosecuted for negligence of their duties. Is the attorney general's office looking into this? It should be, and all negligent employees should be fired and never allowed to work in any similar line of work.

Why didn't hospitals report these incidents to police? Or did they? This is looking like an embassy cover-up, with bits of information being dragged out a little at a time. This should be on all the late-night TV shows, and daytime news programs, along with the names and photos of the negligent employees.

Were the qualifications of the person in charge ever checked? If not, why not? Things like this don't just happen overnight. There had to have been some kind of work record available. Or was it political? Dropped ball, my foot.

HELEN COOPER, Signal Mountain, Tenn.

Christians often as judgmental as others

"I have never seen a racist who was not a Christian." This was a statement made to me recently, and it has haunted me ever since -- this could not be true.

It did turn my thoughts to the 1960s when I was a deacon in a rather prominent church. I was young then, and I had friends who wanted to save the world, so we were participating in nonviolent protest at lunch counters. I still remember some of the remarks by a few of my patients who walked by and witnessed their dentist making a fool of himself.

We had a deacon in the church who held the undisputed title of "Mr. Christian." He had a string of dime stores, so he took out the lunch counter stools so we could not protest in his stores.

Now in my 90s, and a bit wiser, maturity has taught me to be less judgmental of people.

I also have many memories I would like to forget. It was not the Christians who integrated Little Rock High, but the federal government.

I believe there are too many Christians who see "red" when they witness a black president boarding Air Force One.

FRANCIS A. GREEN D.D.S., Chickamauga, Ga.

Gay marriage a sin and should be stopped

It is sad when a minister doesn't know that homosexuality is condemned in scripture, as was indicated in a recent letter to the editor. He should know that it is immoral, and that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of their sinful lifestyle. God will discipline this country and all others that condone such behavior, and it won't be an insignificant event when he does.

Obedience to God's word is far more important than the issue of fairness that gay people try to impose on everyone just to get our approval. What is fair about sin? God will judge all sin and punish those who refuse to repent.

God says a man can marry only a woman. If gay marriage is approved by the Supreme Court, what is to stop people from multiple marriages or marrying anything or anyone they choose? It is more important to be obedient to God and establish a Christian home with mother, father and children than to be concerned about being fair to some who live an immoral lifestyle.

WILMA HOLBROOK

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acerigger said...

FRANCIS A. GREEN D.D.S., Chickamauga, Ga.said," It was not the Christians who integrated Little Rock High, but the federal government."

Shout that from the rooftops Dr. Green!

May 21, 2013 at 12:13 a.m.
Easy123 said...

WILMA HOLBROOK,

I pity ignorant, homophobic, bigoted hypocrites like yourself with your fallacious arguments and hateful rhetoric.

I find you immoral, Wilma. You, Fred and Pebbles need to go back to the Stone Age. We're moving forward here in America.

May 21, 2013 at 12:19 a.m.
acerigger said...

HELEN COOPER, Signal Mountain, Tenn.,"Were the qualifications of the person in charge ever checked? If not, why not? Things like this don't just happen overnight. There had to have been some kind of work record available. Or was it political? Dropped ball, my foot."

Perhaps you should check the budget cuts to Tennessee's Department of Children's Services,thanks to our "fiscally conservative" state legislature?

May 21, 2013 at 12:20 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Wilma,

Anyone who worships an imaginary deity who is a paranoid schizophrenic with a blood lust for humanity through slavery, murder, rape, and genocide, might reconsider their position. But you're not going to, are you Wilma? It requires less thought on your part to be a member of the religious rat pack than to break out of the darkness of religious ignorance. This is the reason your creationism and intelligent design should not be taught as science and historical fact, but remain in the category of myths and superstitions.

If this god was on earth he'd be Public Enemy #1, worse than all the despots combined.

You can call what he does love; I call it insanity.

May 21, 2013 at 6:42 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

So..if You don't understand dispensations within the Holy Bible, then, don't start rattling off Old Testament Scriptures to me. Don't embarrass Yourself by displaying Your ignorance. Study dispensations, then come back and make an intelligent,informed comment.

It takes 10 copies of a 'period dated' document to be considered authentic by scholars. The Christian (document) writings number into the hundreds of thousands. Some of the languages into which they are written are Ethiopic, Hebrew, Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Persian, Samaritan, Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Chaldee, Gothic, Coptic, and many other languages. Many thousands (even running into the millions of these have been found in Egypt alone. They date back to the third and fourth centuries and earlier. The dry climate there has preserved the papyri (paper). These are throwing much new light upon the New Testament, but always, the light confirms the fact of Jesus Christ. It is easy, though, for me to understand why anyone would reject a Book (or Personage) that/who declares that person immoral/unrighteous.

Ken ORR

May 21, 2013 at 7:38 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Next time you're on your cross Orr, thank your loving, kind ole Jehovah for His mercy and love in Oklahoma yesterday. Thank Him for His blessings of tornadoes. Tell Him how grateful you are that he killed children full of Original Sin. Thanks Him for his wonderful love while He crushed people under debris. Give a special shout-out to the Holy Ghost for Gov. Nathan Deal putting Bibles in Georgia State Park motel rooms while in Oklahoma the Big Spook was ripping people to shreds. It takes a mighty big compassionate deity to use His powers to destroy innocent people. Praise His unholy name!

Orr, you're as phony as the bible and the murderous old bastard you worship.

May 21, 2013 at 7:50 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

François-Marie Arouet known by his nom de plume 'Voltaire' was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher. Voltaire declared; "The Bible in 100 years will be a thing of the past." This was over 200 years ago. Today, from the same house that Voltaire spoke these silly, uneducated words...thousands of Holy Bibles are being distributed!!! Alas, even upon Voltaire's death he was calling out for mercy from Our Saviour, The Lord Jesus Christ.

May 21, 2013 at 8:14 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

The multiplicity of sins committed over the great number of generations since Adam and Eve must be addressed/answered. Then, understand that no super calculator/computer could calculate the exponential number of consequences for these sins. Believe me, I am horrified by the deaths of children. Yet, yet, yet! An earthworm cannot explain a human. A human cannot explain/fully understand YHWH! His judgments are righteous and true. We cannot talk back to The Ancient of Days. Who are You that cannot create eyesight, or hearing in one human being? Who are You to suppose that You can answer back to He who creates galaxies billions of light years in distance from this earth? Jesus Christ said, {Matthew 10:28}

"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."<<<

May 21, 2013 at 8:28 a.m.
klifnotes said...

thousands of Holy Bibles are being distributed!!!

and rarely read, and most often used as storage cabinets, coffee table decoration.

May 21, 2013 at 8:31 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Orr wrote while jerking his holy chain: "thousands of Holy Bibles are being distributed!!!"

This says a lot about Orr.

http://tinyurl.com/qexslsb

Orr, my only regret is that you were unable to witness the great love of the Jumping Jehovah in Oklahoma yesterday at the close range of 6 inches to pay for the sins of your parent's fornication.

May 21, 2013 at 9:27 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

Wilma Holbrook, there is nothing more sinful or repugnant than willful ignorance. I suggest that you spend a little more time in studying that Old Testament of yours and come up to speed on the countless other "sins" that your God condemns in addition to a man lying with another man. Had a ham sandwich or a shrimp cocktail lately? Well, I hope you got down on your knees and asked God's forgiveness, you filthy sinner! That's enough to make you an abomination in his eyes. And if you mow the grass or clean out a closet or do any kind of work at all on a Sunday (or Saturday, depending on which day is your Sabbath), well, you might as well be holding a one-way ticket to hell. Same goes if any of your kids have cursed you and you didn't put them to death for it. The list of sins goes on and on.

It never ceases to amaze me how you self-righteous holy rollers focus so much of your energy on homosexuality yet completely ignore the many other "sins" that your God deems abominable. If you'll take off those cherry-picking glasses when you read that Bible you will be surprised to see how much more clearly it comes into focus and you can see it for the utter nonsense that it is.

May 23, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Here's another example of faith-healing gone wild. Can't anybody say only America has the fundamentalist religious ignorant. Seems Jehovah likes 'em dumb around the world, not only in the south.

http://tinyurl.com/pqjp85k

May 23, 2013 at 11:50 a.m.
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