Letters to the Editor

Same-sex marriage; Dad as a person; abortion

Protesters at the Supreme Court await the court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.
Protesters at the Supreme Court await the court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. AP

Same-sex marriage

Congratulations to Franklin Graham for moving the bank accounts of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association out of Wells Fargo because of its ad featuring a lesbian couple.

He is one of many Christians who have had enough of the media and corporations bending to the pressure from gay advocates and have followed their belief in the Bible.

We can love these people, but we can’t be forced to like their lifestyle.

It’s time to let it be known to businesses and corporations that are cheaply selling out that the religious right people are actually the Judeo-Christian middle-of-the-roaders who can, if we rightfully follow our beliefs, put economic pressure on these wimps who are giving in.

Regardless of the decision forthcoming from the politicized Supreme Court, we should not allow an abnormal minority to control and disturb our formerly peaceful country.

— Monte Swatzell, Cleburne

I’m the very proud father of a 17-year-old gay male. My son is exceptional! He will be a senior in the Birdville school district this fall. He is employed, plays piano, is an artist and has a checking/savings account.

When he told us he was gay, my wife and I were horrified — because of our fear of how others would treat him.

Our love for our son is unconditional. Grandparents love and accept him. His peers at school accept him (which was our greatest fear) and treat him no differently than before he came out!

My son hasn’t experienced any negatives of his being gay — yet. He soon will, though, if the ban on same-sex marriage isn’t overturned.

All his life he has only known love and acceptance from others. Why should he know anything else?

— Craig Thurman,

North Richland Hills

Some people equate civil rights with the right for same-sex couples to marry.

Same-sex relationships are immoral and oppose the plan of God for man, as seen in the book of Genesis when God created Adam and Eve as male and female.

The Roe v. Wade decision teaches us that having the right to kill an unborn child is legal in our nation, but it is not legal in the eyes of God, as per the Ten Commandments.

May we seek to please God in our behavior so that goodness will reign over evil. May we pray for the grace to fear God.

— Deborah Fleischmann,

Fort Worth

Dad as a person

Today, on Father’s Day, take a few minutes to think about your dad as a person and not a father.

Here are some points to ponder:

1) He was once a silly boy. 2) He was in love more than once. 3) He was head-over-heels in love with your mom and said mushy things to her. 4) He was scared to death when he got married and even more so when he found out they were having you. 5) He’s had sleepless nights worrying about work, finances and if you were OK. 6) He punished you a few times and didn’t want to. 7) His co-workers look up to him because he’s smart, decent and works hard. 8) He wishes he would have told you he loved you more. 9) He would give up his life for you in an instant. 10) He wants you to be better than him and to do things and see places he never did. 11) A novel about his life would be great reading. 12) He did the best he could.

Happy Father’s Day to all!

— Jeff Lummus, Burleson

Strange description

William M. Brown wrote in a Tuesday letter (“Law’s real purpose”):

“An early-term abortion is possibly one of the safest medical procedures available.”

What a strange description for a procedure that has a 100-percent mortality rate for the tiny person who is being aborted.

— Mark Stewart, Crowley

Kids out late

The story about children playing chicken in the middle of a Fort Worth street at almost 3 a.m. left me confused.

Of course it’s terrible that they were hit by a car and the driver didn’t stop.

But what I don’t understand is why those children at that age were out there in the first place.

— Wendell Nelson, Fort Worth

Where were the parents of these kids? They should be locked up for lack of parental control.

Some parents will call me nuts, but I believe there needs to be a permanent curfew of 11 p.m. for anyone at or below the age of 14 unless accompanied by an adult 21 or older.

If I had stayed out at that time of the morning when I was a kid, I would have gotten a taste of my father’s razor strop, which taught me respect, good manners and common sense.

But that’s another story about what’s wrong in America.

— Vernon Greenwood,

Fort Worth


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