All classes and genders bathed and relieved themselves in public restrooms during Christ’s lifetime; and, only Leviticus and Paul railed against homosexuality in the Old and New Testaments.
Christ himself was silent on the issue. However, Christ did say to love thy neighbor. … Conservatives are really funny in that they rail against government interference yet are quick to demand that government interfere when it comes to women’s bodies, private parts, people’s bedrooms and public bathrooms.
If you’re really worried about such things, the answer is quite simple — just don’t participate. Escort your child to the restroom. Don’t allow your child to participate in a school function that mixes the sexes in a school facility.
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Home school if you’re that righteous. Just don’t try to bend the majority-elected government to your will using religion as a crowbar.
Religion is a personal and private endeavor, not a doctrine that others around you must conform to in order to make you feel more comfortable. Others, who think differently than you are children of God, too, and it’s not your job to judge them.
If you have have religious convictions, exercise them and just leave others alone to face their own judgment. Using the government to enforce religious beliefs is the creed of conservatism and even though you may feel that morality is sinking in this country, you can take care of your own boat and ride out the storm.
It is not your job to judge others. It is your job to save your own soul.
If others fail to do so, then their souls will be laid before God’s mercy — just like our own.
Fickle state politics
I find it interesting that Kansas state Sen. Jim Denning co-sponsored a bill to restore income taxes on limited liability companies. He voted for Gov. Sam Brownback’s failed agenda.
I imagine it’s because his constituents have loudly and often voiced their displeasure with what is happening in the state of Kansas. Hmm.
It’s an election year, after all.
To my friends at the Internal Revenue Service, you are pathetically inefficient at communicating tax errors and not answering the phone. I am dealing with a fine from a 2013 tax return, that I received just last month coupled with the interest accrued. Really?
No “real” IRS person will answer the phone when a taxpayer is seeking help. I get a long-winded automated menu of options, none of which applies to my situation. And then comes the happy voice thanking me for my call, have a good day, and click.
I pay your salary. Answer the phone.
Answer the phone. Please, come on guys, answer the phone.
OMG. Heaven help Kansas. The brain trust in Topeka has struck again. The cut taxes/increase revenues theory has proven demonstrably false.
Gov. Sam Brownback will never admit his tax cuts are the driving force behind our deficits. Why should ordinary Kansans pay the price of lawmakers’ incompetence? What they’re doing is unconscionable — $290 million?
Most egregious: the delay of funding pensions. Cutting higher education, cutting transportation funding? Cutting social services? Increasing registration fees? This all leads inevitably to job cuts. So much for the vaunted job growth.
Meanwhile, over at the office of the brilliant secretary of state: multiple lawsuits filed and/or needing defense. How much is this costing taxpayers? Not a word spoken about Kris Kobach’s reckless agenda, nor the cost.
Our governor, a self-described “Christian,” in order to defy President Barack Obama, has turned away federal dollars, that are going to other states, to deny Medicaid expansion, thus denying needy people access to health care. This alone qualifies him as morally bankrupt and fiscally delusional.
And, he sends out fundraising pleas? Please.
I pray the people wake up before Brownback and his minions have destroyed everything we hold dear. We are better than this, Kansas.
Worn out on weather
I and a number of my friends are tired of the amount of time spent each newscast on KSHB-TV, Channel 41, regarding the weather, whether there is a real concern or not. Every half-hour time slot has three to four weather segments in it, which is utterly ridiculous.
The primary culprit is the station’s chief meteorologist, who appears to have an ego the size of our entire viewing area and who has self-anointed himself as the seemingly irreplaceable most important person of the TV team. He can’t do a broadcast without the words “storm,” “blast,” “rain,” etc., etc. and gets so excited whenever there might be a potential storm brewing, however minimal or far away.
We are then bombarded with overkill, repetitive information, until he feels we’ve had enough, which we obviously have. Other KSHB-TV, Chanel 41, weather team members don’t have similar reactions or presentations when they report and remain objective.
I realize the importance and necessity of weather information, safety issues, etc., but let’s keep the TV exposure commensurate with the gravity of the situation, and unless imminent, handle it by scrolling, with perhaps a short hourly break-in.
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