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Faith with identity

Dear Editor,

There are a multitude of stories regarding how grade school children are being exposed to propaganda regarding sexual identity and sexual activities that were at one time reserved for adults only. This is indeed quite disturbing to hear that there is a concerted effort at all levels of government to indoctrinate our kids regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

I have heard that they even go so far as to encourage minors to engage in chemical and/or surgical gender transition. Even more egregious this process is hidden and encouraged without the parents’ knowledge or permission.

Additionally, there is the alarming trend by the federal government to label parents who stand against this outrageous ideology as domestic terrorists. Unfortunately, stories now abound about others who speak out who are being openly threatened and attacked by those promote this ludicrous behavior. But as a Christian I must look to Christ as how to address these situations.

What is the response Jesus would have to the manipulation of innocent children? I will answer using His own words From Matthew 18: 6,7. “If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to sin it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin!”

So those who promote the violation of the innocence of children are under this word whether they believe it or not. Jesus recognizes the innocence of all children. Jesus loves the little children of the world. And His word is true and faithful to be fulfilled.

Dennis Atwater,


Too much disrepair

Dear Editor,

Seriously? Another historic property being threatened to be leveled because it looks a little shabby?

Maybe someone from the powers that be could figure out how to get money to restore these beautiful properties to what they once were, figure out something to do with them other than level them and make naked corners, and put an end to hiring others to build new properties we don’t need.

Someone please explain why we need six traffic lights at one intersection with two roads! It’s no wonder they don’t want traffic lights around town.

It’s a ridiculous expenditure! (Oh let me guess … PennDOT says we have to!)

Let’s see, if the person driving isn’t paying enough attention to see two traffic lights (one for each road!) then they are probably not going to come to a complete stop anyhow. We need someone to rethink things.

Only my opinion, of course,

Vickie Surdyk,



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