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Voice of the People

Aug. 02, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Women: Take note of double standard

I believe Kathleen Parker's column, "Let's double down on double standards for women, men," was point-blank excellent.

She not only gives excellent examples of things men have done and been caught with, but if a woman does it, we go back to Emily Post's idea of how ladies are supposed to handle themselves.

Guess what?

The double standard will never die, but we women just need to become more aware of this and more conscious to that fact.

Ladies, don't you always be agreeing with what those are saying about other women. You are letting them hold us back, if not pulling.

I think we do need more women in office, as she says. That way things could be done that need to get done.

Mary Ruth Pruitt



Country should turn back to God

I am a Bible-believing, born-again Christian living in a cold, cold world where we are persecuted and shamed for our belief in an all-wise God. God will judge each one of us. What have the Christians done but good?

There is one thing you shouldn't blame God for, that is being homosexual. If you have a King James Bible, please read Romans Chapter 1-32. I wish every one would realize, God is in charge. He brings the sun up on time and it goes down on time. Everything moves at His command. Who could do that but God?

Our good old America's falling within, at our own choice. God is not welcome in public places, and our children are crying and dying in sin! Let this nation come back to God!

Bertina Damron


Don't be idle; read the Bible

Time is the most limited resource available on Earth. I have decided to stop taking time for granted. I can accomplish this goal by investing my time in the constant renewal of my mind.

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Idle time is the devil's workshop." In my life, idle time has opened the door to drugs, pornography, crime and delusional thoughts. I must use my idle time to renew my mind.

A good way to renew one's mind is by reading and meditation on scripture found in the Bible, such as Proverbs. When applied, the moral and ethical dilemmas found in this book result in love, peace, freedom, prosperity and eternal life.

When he or she neglects to renew his or her mind, the result is sin. I will be the first to admit that sin will take you places you do not want to go.

Eric Asbury




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