I feel that it was a well written article but certainly not unbiased. It never touched upon the fact that AIDs was terrifying to most people at the time, it was still considered a disease that could be caught just by touching a person so the fact that little to none from the church came to visit their son doesn't surprise me. It is now 2012 and due to the public education that has happened since then, this type of situation would have been approached very differently by the church. I do not hate homosexuals, I have several friends who are but I also do not believe that it is a lifestyle that follows what God has intended.
I also believe that Dr. Steelman was completely justified in saying that while they could have their son's funeral at the church, they could not celebrate his lifestyle in that funeral. It is a belief of not only Red Bank Baptist but also of the Southern Baptist Convention (which it is a part of) that homosexuality is a sin.
It is true, we had a string of break-ins on our street not long ago. they were breaking open car windows. I live in Red Bank and this does worry me. If you have an issue with your neighbors however just call the police and have them come out it's their job to deal with disturbances and other things going on.
at least they are trying to fix the problem now. I would be much more worried about East Ridge if they didn't do anything about this. government isn't perfect we all know that, and many in city governments don't have business degrees so get off their backs.
You would think that a true, "man of the people" one that was elected into this office would take the hint and leave. If he truly cared about this city then he would care about the people in it. Which he obviously doesn't considering the way he has treated our emergency responders recently. That not only ticks off the responders but also puts the citizens of this city in more danger. Take the hint Littlefield GET OUT OF OFFICE.
Honestly, Zach Wamp would be a much better mayor than Littlefield. Heck, a 2 year old would be a better mayor than him. Its rather obvious that Littlefield wants control of the city and county. You just watch, we won't let him do metro so he'll run for county mayor next. He's an idiot and has taken away the benefits of our firemen and police officers. how about instead of taking away the cars that were part of their paycheck he cuts his paycheck, and everyone else who is overpaid in this city government. That way our civil servants will at least be a little closer to getting the paycheck they deserve.
Kick his butt out. Littlefield is absolutely nuts and is destroying this beautiful city from the inside out with his corrupt politics.
They should absolutely have to build new softball fields for the girls as part of this plan. BUT these fields need to be up to regulation for the High school team. Right now the high school cannot have true "home games" and the full support of their classmates because they do not have a field to play on at (or near) the high school. This is quite sad considering that in 2005 the softball team of Red Bank High School won state and still they don't have a home field. I see this as an issue that should be brought up with the summer ball teams issue. Currently the High school girls have to play "Home" games at Warner park which is obviously all the way across town from the high school.
What I would like to do is call the hospital that that lowlife is staying in and tell them to exclude my taxdollars from paying for his medical expensenses. Its amazing how we are paying with our taxdollars for his hospitalization and yet it is necessary for Sgt. Chapin's family to have a college fund for his children set up with community help so that they can have a higher education. I see something HIGHLY wrong with this picture, we should not be paying for that criminal's hospitalization but the city should be paying his immediate family a pension that would help to pay for his children's education. Ron Littlefield you need to step up and treat your city's protectors like they need to be treated and not like a piece of trash on Market street.
Please remember that the City of Red Bank is on a commission system and that a vote of 3 out of 5 commissioners is required to fire the city manager. Red Bank runs very differently from the city of Chattanooga on that note. She was screwed, completely screwed and I think that more people need to stand up in this city against Chris Dorsey.
And once again Chauncey is cheated by Chris Dorsey. Does anyone else see a pattern here? because I do. He is in her lawsuit against the city and yet he is allowed to write the letter to the labor department about her receiving unemployment? that is pure conflict of interest.