Seven Exclamation Points

The Children's Safety Act now being debated in the U.S. Congress will create a national Web site for sex offenders and stipulates that sex felons will face up to 20 years in prison for failing to co

The Children's Safety Act now being debated in the U.S. Congress will create a national Web site for sex offenders and stipulates that sex felons will face up to 20 years in prison for failing to comply with registration requirements. But the hate crimes law will add "sexual orientation," "gender" and "gender identity" to federally protected categories. "Gender identity" is code for transgenders, individuals who think they are the opposite sex, cross-dressers or drag queens.

If passed, this legislation will provide federal protection for homosexual behavior, placing anal intercourse on a par with race or religion. It will also be used to normalize drag queens, cross-dressers, transsexuals and she/males, individuals who choose to remain female from the waist up and male from the waist down with the help of hormones.

This legislation will "federalize" every crime involving homosexuals and so-called transgendered individuals. It will strip local law enforcement officials of the right to prosecute what are essentially state or community criminal issues.

Once again, our legislators are using a justified piece of law to limit the average citizen's ability to express his or her beliefs about homosexuality. And the special interest groups are once again pushing for their pro-homosexual agenda.

It's time for Americans to stand up and say, "Enough is enough."

We, as a society, are not interested in preventing you from living your life according to your sexual orientation. We, as a society, are not interested in limiting your success or options, regardless of your sexual orientation.

However, we as a soceity, will not afford you special rights and protection above and beyond that afforded by the average citizen. Homosexuals deserve no special rights, no special protection and no special laws. We are all equal. Putting your "x" in hole "y" does not afford you any special treatment in this society. All of us are already protected by the laws for all of us.

It's time to stop the insanity and say "No" to the pro-homosexual lobby. The fact that they would push this legislation in a bill designed to protect children from pedophiles shows how low they will go to force their agenda down the throats of the average citizen. No more!!!!!!!

— Jeramy Fishel, West Chester

One Bible Quote
A federal judge in San Francisco ruled recently that it is unconstitutional for public school children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled that the pledge's reference to one nation "under God" violates school children's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God."

Karlton said he's bound by precedent set by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled in 2001 that it was unconstitutional for the pledge to be recited in public schools.

The U.S. Congress inserted the language about God in 1954 during the Cold War "to acknowledge the dependence of our people and our Government upon the moral directions of the Creator" and "to deny the atheistic and materialist concepts of communism."

America is a nation that was founded upon the principles of the word of God, the Holy Bible. We as Christians can be silent no more, as Pastor Rod Parsley of World Harvest in Columbus proclaims and encourages. We as Christians need to pray, we need to fast, we need to vote for the candidate(s) that stands for Christian values.

If one individual can fight for the words "under God" to be removed from the Pledge of Allegiance, just think how much more could be done if we Christians would unite and fight against all attacks upon our Christian heritiage, moral standings and freedoms. With God all things are possible to him who walks in obedience to his word.

America has seen the blessings of God and will continue to see the blessings if we will obey the following instruction of God: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (Chronicals II, Chapter 7, Verse 14)

America, our land needs to be healed. How long will you, as a Christian, be silent and settle and stay comfortable in your complacency while the very freedoms that our country was founded upon and men have died for are under attack?

— Rebecca Mosley, Pleasant Plain, Ohio

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