Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

March 13, 2014

LETTERS FOR MARCH 13, 2014: ‘Wall of separation’ misinterpreted

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— Ken Blinco

Shipshewana

Long-term unemployment benefits help the economy

As of early February, long-term unemployment has gone over 3.5 million people. Due to legislative impotence, our Congress has denied these individuals claims to unemployment benefits, despite studies showing this inaction by lawmakers is harmful to the economy. Our politicians continue to make excuses and avoid the topic.

A possible solution that might appease politicians on both sides of the aisle would be to shore up six months of unemployment benefits for those who need them while also buying time for representatives to consider the option to institute an effective back-to-work program. There continues to be a high demand for a work force in the IT industry, but obtaining training and skills in the field can be difficult and expensive. If we are concerned about giving the unemployed a “free ride” we should focus on viable options to get people back to work.

In the meantime I want to encourage everyone to contact their senators and representatives, especially Indiana Sen. Dan Coats, who could be a deciding vote on this issue. Please ask them to support extending long-term unemployment because it is the right thing to do and will encourage economic growth.

— Josh Nesbitt

Goshen

‘Gay marriage’ is fornication

There is no such thing as gay marriage. It is fornication; it is unnatural; it manifests the nature that characterizes all of mankind. It is not normal; it is sin; it does not conform to God’s standard.

Our jails and prisons are filled with men and women who have sinned. It was not God’s design when he created man.

The good news is found in the word of God. The Apostle Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wrote, “For I delivered unto you that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures; and that he was buried and that he arose the third day according to the Scriptures” (I Corinthians 15:3-4).

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    July 31, 2014

  • LETTERS: Churches shouldn’t compromise God’s word

    Thanks be to God that another church has enough backbone to face an evil opposition. God’s word hasn’t changed, only people have changed. The Bible clearly teaches this truth in the coming years. We are so disa

    July 30, 2014

  • LETTERS FOR JULY 26, 2014: It now takes three to do one man’s job It now takes three to do one man’s jobFor many years Goshen ordinance violations were handled by a single person answering directly to the mayor. It was a very efficient and effective system. Many violations were corrected by a phone call or visit wi

    July 26, 2014

  • LETTERS FOR JULY 25, 2014: Jesus, not gay marriage is the path to prosperity Jesus, not gay marriage is the path to prosperityI am writing in response to Mr. (Dave) Stephens’ letter (The Goshen News, July 10) titled, “Supporting gay marriage a boost for states.” I do not agree with gay marriage, but everyone has free choice.

    July 25, 2014

  • OPN GN140613 Coats_Dan_Senator POINT OF VIEW: U.S. and the world needs to act on this watershed moment in history The tragic death of 298 people on board Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in a wheat field in eastern Ukraine marks a moment when words of disapproval and expressions of grief are not enough. This is a moment when action must follow the outrage and rhetor

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140723 David Kolbe mug READER POINT OF VIEW: A bridge to the common good I am a candidate for the Indiana House of Representatives, District 22. I take this opportunity to offer a vision for a better political course in our state, and our nation.Polarization and partisanship have overtaken politics. It is not only evident

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pence not supporting Ritz We don’t envy the box Gov. Mike Pence has put himself in. Less than a year ago, he personally voiced a “willingness” to work with Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, acknowledging again the desire of a majority of Hoosier voters to see

    July 20, 2014

  • Time for a change in soccer Time for a change in soccerIn 1978, as an attempt was being made to establish professional soccer in the United States, I had a letter in Sports Illustrated saying soccer’s biggest downside was its lack of scoring.In that letter I also said there was

    July 19, 2014

  • Chaos defines the State Board of Education It has been my pleasure for the past year to serve as the newest member of the Indiana State Board of Education. I bring a fresh perspective to the board as an attorney and business executive who served as director of economic development under forme

    July 18, 2014

  • LETTERS FOR JULY 12, 2014: There’s only one aspect of marriage There’s only one aspect of marriageIt saddens me when many so-called Christians interpret the word of God incorrectly by using their own reasoning without seeking the Holy Spirit’s true word given to us according to John 14:16,17 and 26. And it bothe

    July 12, 2014

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