Lawmakers not Christians?
I would say that President Barack Obama is absolutely not a Christian. I would think the greatest majority of our lawmakers in Congress are definitely not Christians, either. A real Christian cannot be a Christian and directly or indirectly support all that conflicts with the Holy Bible. Real Christian leaders would rather walk away from leadership. Therefore, I say, absolutely anyone can call themselves a Christian. Satan himself can come to earth and call himself a Christian. Simply saying it does not make it so.
Many Americans are deceived and think the United States is not a Christian nation. They are wrong. Those who attempt to elaborate on separation of church and state in the U.S. Constitution would never be able to find such a clause. Actually the Supreme Court has already declared the United States a Christian nation more than once. I’ll be happy to debate anyone on this.
Most Americans are familiar with the great “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech made by Patrick Henry. He also gave another comment. It goes like this: “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
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— Gary McCall
What say you?
Leonard Pitt’s caption “America’s not a brave nation.” Well, well, consider the source. Something else happens and as usual he takes the liberal position someone overacted. I don’t know the complete details of the 14-year-old bringing his clock to school. However, from what I have read and pictures I saw, and given the past misdeeds by terrorist children, I would have been alarmed as well. I wonder how Pitts would have acted had this 14-year-old carried this clock into a school where his child attended? Furthermore, due to the ethnicity of this child, what would Pitts think if this child bought this clock into his child’s Sunday School class to impress his teacher?
I, as well as several contributors to Viewpoints in The Telegraph, rarely agree with Charles Richardson, but I have no problem in agreeing with his opinion in Sunday’s paper. I don’t know if justice is blind. Thank God I haven’t had the opportunity to be in a position to question it. However, for a child to bring a loaded gun to school and have no action or discipline taken against him is reprehensible. I support Sheriff Talton and furthermore all uniformed officers, for their displeasure about what transpired.
I have no idea about the child’s race. Race should never be a contributing factor in administering discipline when a gun is brought onto a school campus. Whoever in the District Attorney’s office that allowed this child to transfer to another school, whatever state it is, with no repercussions, did not represent the judicial system or the Houston County School system, in my opinion.
I have never disagreed with the DA’s office in the past. I have questioned some things, but not disagreed. Transferring the assistant principal, as stated, had something to do with this issue.
The Houston County school administration did take some type action. Thus far I have read nothing about any action, disciplinary or otherwise taken against the one who allowed this travesty in the DA’s office.
I have confidence in the Houston County District Attorney George Hartwig that provisions will be implemented that will preclude this happening in the future, whatever provision it is.
— Bubba Ragan
The recent stories about the transfer of Brenda Lee and how a gun episode was handled at Huntington Middle School and the appointment of her replacement make sense. There is no reason to fire Brenda Lee or burn her on a cross. Everyone makes mistakes and they should be given a second chance. Or a “get well” plan.
The parent who is quoted in The Telegraph who wanted her removed from the school system and thought the whole episode “is meant to sweep the issue under the rug” and silence parent complaints is wrong.
Brenda Lee deserves a different job in a different school. To be fired without just cause and without the right to defend herself would lead to an extended legal fight. If all imperfect teachers and administrators in America were fired they would have to close many of our schools. Staff need to be treated fairly and their rights respected.
— Frank W. Gadbois
The stark reality is that Pilate was looking directly at the origin of all truth on that early morning over 2,000 years ago. Not long before being arrested and brought to the governor, Jesus had made the simple statement “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.” (John 14:6)
Jesus also said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32.
My prayer is for all to come into the knowledge of the truth, Jesus Christ.
— James Harris
The Telegraph’s recent posting of the McClatchy Washington Bureau’s article entitled “Pope Francis embraces — and challenges — America in first visit” reminds us of our environmental stewardship role. The pope warns us “When it comes to the care of our common home, we are living at a critical moment of history.” As an Atlantan considering travel to Macon, these words inscribed on one of Macon’s historic markers — “A past to cherish, a future to fulfill,” suggests the readiness to courageously respond to a moral imperative has precedence in Macon (i.e., the Tubman Museum).
Now is another time to act. Georgians in and near Macon could embrace bipartisanship and urge Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop and the Honorable Republican Rep. Austin Scott, to work together to find a sustainable solution.
A carbon fee and dividend has been studied. Both will help the economy, and cut carbon emissions.
— Robert L. James