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Letters to the Editor

March 13, 2014

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

(Continued)

— 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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  • 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

  • OPN GN140613 Coats_Dan_Senator OFFICIAL POINT OF VIEW: Stand for religious freedom The Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that marked an important development in the ongoing national debate on religious freedom.In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that the contraception coverage mandate, imposed by the Obama Administration under

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTERS FOR JULY 10, 2014: Obama is no honest Abe Obama is no honest AbeIn regard to Charles Mumaw’s letter to the editor (The Goshen News, July 3), lets see, what did the president say about Obamacare?1. “If you like your insurance you can keep it,” and2. “If you like your doctor you can keep him.”

    July 10, 2014

  • LETTERS FOR JULY 9, 2014: Columnist’s arguments don’t hold water Columnist’s arguments don’t hold waterI question the reasoning of Denise Fedorow in her recent column (The Goshen News, July 5). First, her sweeping generalization that “those of us who are Christian … believe it” (that “God established marriage and

    July 9, 2014

  • Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller phot POINT OF VIEW: Indiana attorney general obligated to defend state law Recent federal court actions that first struck down Indiana’s statute limiting marriage to the traditional definition, and then stayed that order pending appeal, have left many in our state in legal limbo. As the attorney who represents state governm

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTERS FOR JULY 3, 2014: Don’t besmirch a person’s good reputation Don’t besmirch a person’s good reputationI’m writing in response to the recent article about the atheist who had a problem with the Middlebury schools administration regarding the way he was treated (The Goshen News, June 15). The reason I noted this

    July 3, 2014

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