published Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Cook 'profoundly' wrong on reasoning — and more letters to the editors

Cook ‘profoundly’ wrong on reasoning

David Cook is now calling Chattanooga’s citizens liars because we didn’t vote for domestic partner benefits.

He phrases the argument along religious moral grounds when that isn’t the issue at all. He says we are bigots and that we are afraid of gays and that we want to deny them their rights and that we think less of them as citizens. As usual, he is profoundly incorrect.

The issue is that if marriage is no longer defined as a union between a man and a woman, then what becomes of the definition of marriage? If domestic partners receive benefits, then why not allow polygamy? Would two women and a man or two men and a woman qualify? If they do not qualify, what is the reason?

According to Cook’s reasoning, all forms of “marriage” would be allowed because we have to let all people enjoy the same rights as straight people. After all, they are people too and need to have respect and God’s love like everyone else.

How does one prove they are a domestic partner? This situation would be rife for fraud and abuse. Wisely, Chattanoogans rejected this foolishness. Can we get rid of Cook with a vote?

JIM HOWARD


Obama should arm Kurds now

We have armed the enemy just as we did with “fast and furious.” But we hold back on arming the Kurds — Christians who stand to be literally crucified if they are overrun.

I wish Obama would realize he already has these ally troops on the ground. He just has to supply them before they run out of ammunition. He bears the title of “commander-in-chief of the armed forces.” Pray that he takes off his golf hat and puts on his helmet before it is too late.

DR. TOM HERZOG


Bergdahl treatment ‘un-American’

For more than 60 years, the universal code of military justice has set forth the primary principle of American law that all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court martial. Why do so many elected officials and former members of our armed forces fail to trust American constitutional and military law in the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl?

Throughout the history of our nation, the commander in chief of our armed forces, other commanders and diplomats have negotiated exchanges of captured military personnel in light of our national commitment that no one will be left behind. Why do so many commentators condemn our current president, Department of Defense and Department of State for their American behavior?

Jesus Christ and his disciples taught that God alone is the Lord of each human being’s conscience. Why do so many Christians condemn Bergdahl’s father for advising him to follow his conscience?

Could demagoguery, anarchy, terror, racism, heresy, polytheism and/or atheism underlie such seemingly un-American behavior?

LEROY T. GRIFFITH, Chattanooga


Cyclists should use sense on roads

To the bicyclists who want to share the road, here’s a novel idea — share it in your own neighborhood!

Why shouldn’t I get ticked off when people drive 20 mph to become traffic nuisances on the narrow, unmarked roads in my neighborhood?

Don’t ride on mountain grades during high traffic times. Use some common sense.

RUSTY CHASTAIN, Soddy-Daisy

12
Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
LibDem said...

Of course, Mr.GRIFFITH, we don't leave guys behind. Unfortunately, for Sgt. Bergdahl, the President has very dark skin. Since Jeebus was Anglo, this is difficult for Conservative Christians.

August 12, 2014 at 8:37 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

It is a religious argument, Mr. Howard, and marriage has had different definitions through the ages, even in the Christian religion. There are many strong, constitutional and moral reasons to recognize same sex marriages, and the only arguments against are sectarian religious and the more common, fear and the 'ick' factor. Cook was spot on.

August 12, 2014 at 8:40 a.m.
conservative said...

I just got my laugh of the day.

lkeithlu an avowed Atheist and proud heathen writes:

"There are many strong, constitutional and moral reasons to recognize same sex marriages,...."

Woe unto those who call evil good and good evil!

August 12, 2014 at 9:09 a.m.
LibDem said...

"How does one prove they are a domestic partner?" For that matter, when's the last time you were asked to produce your marriage certificate?

August 12, 2014 at 9:33 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Yep, and I was exactly correct, con. To you everything is a religious argument. When you are capable of making a nonreligious argument, that will truly be momentous.

Remember, a religious argument holds little sway to those not adhering to your beliefs. Since you have decided that TROO Christians (TM) are indeed rare, that means the rest of us don't have to listen or follow your religious demands.

August 12, 2014 at 9:55 a.m.
conservative said...

You held immoral beliefs long before knowing anything about me.

You make the common mistake of blaming others for your immorality and standing before God.

August 12, 2014 at 10:01 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

You don't know me at all, con, and I don't have to answer to you or your imaginary friend.

August 12, 2014 at 10:06 a.m.
nocomment said...

Mr. Howard seems to be concerned about the potential for fraud with domestic partner benefits. Keep in mind that such benefits (unlike benefits for married couples) are reported as taxable income. In addition, the employee is risking their job if they are caught (and the other person would be liable for the full cost of any medical services received--not just the premiums). Both public and private employers have been offering such benefits for decades and fraud hasn't been a big issue.

August 12, 2014 at 12:40 p.m.
Plato said...

DR. TOM HERZOG - We ARE now arming the Kurds directly. Previously we did send weapons and supplies to Iraq earmarked for the Kurds by the crook al Maliki never sent them on to the Kurds. AT the time we are trying to honor the unity government which has since fell apart.

August 12, 2014 at 2:08 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

+++WE PREACH CHRIST JESUS CRUCIFIED+++

They eat blood-tainted feces

You just ask yourself, should people who did not choose the homosexual lifestyle have to pay? Homosexuals [Multitudes, not all] are by far the greatest category of 'human beings' who enjoy intimacy with feces. I'm talking about human excrement! Do we want to have our hard-earned tax money pay for the plethora of opportunist infections resulting from homosexuals ingesting poo-poo? No, we do not, I repeat, 'do not' even want to be 'in any way' associated with these people!

Just take a look at the following scientific study:

The National Institute of Health found that at least one-sixth of homosexual men like to suck/eat blood and feces-entrenched semen out of their homosexual sex partner's anus/rectum.

Abstract: National Institute of Health Felching (sucking or eating semen out of someone's anus) is a sexual behavior about which virtually nothing has been written in the scholarly literature, despite the fact that it appears to be a not-uncommon practice among certain subpopulations of men who have sex with men (MSM/(Homosexuals). [They also dig the stuff out from their lower bowels/intestine with their tongues]. You know they get sick/diseased. And then, they want us to pay their insurance.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21573705

Klein H. “Felching Among Men ...” Arch. Sex. Behav. 28: 1-11

Malleus Deum Verum

August 13, 2014 at 10:11 p.m.

ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

"They eat blood-tainted feces"

Say Orr, aren't you the one that claims he eats the flesh and drinks the blood of Jesus every week?

Cannibals for Christ?

"We Preach Christ Crucified, Battered, and Fried! Delicious and Only 200 Calories Per Serving!"

"Ask about our Christ-to-Go box. Eat Him Now or Eat Him Later. He's Great on Crackers. Kids love Christ as an afternoon snack."

"And now we have Diet Christ for fat-assed Southern Baptist preachers and hanky-waving Hugely Obese Gospel singers. Same great taste, but less than 100 calories per serving of flesh. For those that like the blood of Jesus but find it too heavy with fish we now have the Plasma of Christ with a touch of Splenda. Perfect for entertaining at your Last Supper."

Fundy-NutZ — the reason we keep 'em out of public schools and science.

August 13, 2014 at 11:24 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

Get help, Ken Orr.

August 14, 2014 at 6:34 a.m.
please login to post a comment

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.