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Voice of the people

Jul. 17, 2013 @ 12:05 AM

God's grace, mercy there for all of us

I am responding to the article in Voice of the People, "Liberals lowering moral standards in United States," published on Monday, July 15, 2013.

First of all, you refer to homosexuals as ungodly people. Have you ever stopped to think that the homosexual you are referring to might be someone's son or even a granddaughter or grandson of yours? People like you make me nauseous. It is your self-righteous attitude that taints the reputation of Christianity in this nation.

You don't, or fail to, see how desperately you need God's grace. You see, except any of us are given grace, we are but miserable sinners.

Further, let me ask you this one thing. Can you honestly remember the day in your life when you chose to be heterosexual? Of course not; you just are. I can say the same thing about being a homosexual, I just am. I didn't wake up one day and just decide to be; I just am.

We aren't valuable because we can boast of anything we have done to deserve God's grace. We are valuable for one reason, and one reason only, because God loves us. Noah found grace in the eyes of The Lord. By God's mercy, His grace is there for us all.

Don T. Wilson

Orlando, Fla.

Fix potholes near Ceredo on US 60

Potholes are a problem all over the Tri-State area. But, I have one particular quarter-mile of U.S. 60 that is going to be a serious problem. When leaving the City of Ceredo, heading toward the Mose Napier Memorial Bridge, the potholes are so wide and deep, impact with one of them could blow a tire and bend a wheel on a vehicle. The posted speed is 55, and at night they are hard to see.

This problem has existed since winter, and now it is July and the potholes are growing larger and more plentiful. Surely some agency is contracted for the upkeep of this road. I guess the people in charge just wait until there is an accident, possibly with a fatality. And then say, "Oops, guess we should do something about that."

I travel on it twice a week to the VA Medical Center and on Sunday to church. If a trooper was behind me, he would pull me over for weaving in and out around the potholes.

Please don't wait for the "Oops" to take care of this problem.

Don Stewart

Ashland, Ky.

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