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Letter to the Editor: Protesters acted inappropriately

Staff Reports • Feb 21, 2017 at 4:30 PM

To the Editor:

On Feb. 15, two lawmakers, Sen. Mae Beavers and Rep. Mark Pody, attempted to conduct a press conference about two bills they are sponsoring, the Traditional Marriage Bill and the Bathroom Bill. 

Protesters disrupted the conference. It was abruptly halted. Protesters crossed the line of peaceful protesting. Not only did they shout the legislators down from speaking, protesters followed them out shouting even more. Protesters were belligerent, crude and rude. Denying the legislators to speak and the public’s right to be heard showed bullying at its best.

When you peel back the layers of this incident, it boils down to good versus evil.  Fidelity in relationships of marriage, parenthood and friendship; commitment to right principles in business, sanctity of one’s word…all of these are ancient landmarks placed by God in His holy word. 

Spiritual landmarks are there for all time and are changed at the changer’s peril. Spiritual landmarks do not need updating and changing because human needs and nature remain the same as they were from the beginning. Removing those ancient landmarks endangers human happiness. Those who honor those ancient landmarks have it all-inner peace, satisfaction, and most of all, assurance that they will spend eternity in heaven. The value system that leaves God out loses happiness both here and in eternity.

Those who claim to be somewhat in worldly thought and deed think of themselves as higher in degrees of social achievement. Truth be known, they are partakers in leading the world into an ever-increasing downward spiral of digression in every realm, both socially and spiritually. In studying the Bible, I have observed when nations are spiritually strong, they enjoy prosperity. When they become spiritually bankrupt, they are taken over. America would do well to study and return to those ancient landmarks of godly principles before it is too late.

State Sen. Mae Beavers and Rep. Mark Pody are to be applauded for their stand on legislation that is good for citizens’ protection and upholds the Constitution. Christians must stand for what is right, speak up and be heard on all forms of unrighteousness. The Bible is this world’s absolute standard of truth – right and wrong. Those who differ will find themselves on the wrong side of God on judgment day and throughout all eternity. 

To the ungodly, living a moral, upright, decent, honest life is “strange.” Yet, living the Christian life is the only way to heaven. We would do well to seek the ancient landmarks by studying all of God’s holy word before our journey is over. It doesn’t matter what you or I think...It matters what God thinks.

Sherrie Orange

Lebanon

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