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Let God be judge of morality, leave it out of our laws

I write in response to the letters of Paul Barnes and Duane Jones in your July 11 edition. They write of their opinion on the Supreme Court decision to do away with the law that made it illegal for gays and lesbians to wed.

July 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Coach Lofton an inspiration and second father to many youngsters

I would just like to add a few words to the column written by Ronda Rich on Coach Jim Lofton.

July 17, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Congress needs plan to rescue Social Security

Social Security and entitlement reform is an issue that will assure seniors that they will receive the benefits of hard work. Here in Northeast Georgia, we older Americans are watching closely what the U.S. Congress, especially U.S. Rep. Doug Collins and Sens. David Perdue and Johnny Isakson do to preserve Social Security this session.

July 15, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Nation founded on faith has lost its way, led astray by its leaders

I believe it's obvious to most intelligent and observant people that Christians and our faith are under heavy persecution, not only in America, but on a worldwide scale never seen before. America is faced with an almost overwhelming tsunami of woes that it seems hopeless to even hope that we can overcome and prevail as a nation.

July 15, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


There’s nothing ‘segregated’ about voting by district for city’s leaders

When I heard Debra Pilgrim, chairwoman of the Hall County Republican Party, say that the proposal to change the election of city council members from an at-large voting system to an in-district voting system would result in segregation, I was stunned. It has been quite a long time since that word has come up in a conversation. I question her reference to "segregation."

July 11, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Socialists disguised as political leaders ban battle flag in South Carolina

OK, now the terribly offensive battle flag/Confederate flag (to those who are ignorant of the truth) has been outlawed in South Carolina by the politicians/socialists. And I might add a great performance was put on by Rep. Jenny Horne with crying and screaming.

July 11, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Arrogant president was destined to color White House as a circus

President Barack Obama, one of the most arrogant and vindictive politicians ever, had the audacity to bathe the White House in the rainbow colors of the gay movement to celebrate one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in American history. It was an "in your face" move to insult many conservatives and religious people in our country. In his arrogance, he made the White House look like a Barnum & Bailey circus tent.

July 11, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


VA incident, reaction don’t reflect quality of care in area

Over the Fourth of July weekend, a story and video developed about a combat vet with PTSD being turned away from the Oakwood VA clinic. VA clinics are set up in areas away from a VA hospital to provide easier access to veterans in the local area. Similar to a doctor's office, they can only treat a limited number of patients.

July 10, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


District voting is another move by left to divide us

So community and political organizers in the Latino and African-American communities have begun a push for district voting in Gainesville.

July 06, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Time to take our faith past catchphrases

When I was a child, I was fascinated by the liturgy and art of the Roman Catholic Church. I would sneak into the living room on Christmas Eve and watch Midnight Mass from Rome. Being raised in a Baptist church in Southeast Arkansas, it was all so foreign! But something within it resonated within me.

July 04, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Confederate flag’s heritage too often being hijacked by hate

In the midst of the current firestorm raging around the Confederate Battle Flag, intolerant, hate-filled voices demand the eradication of all things remotely associated with Confederate heritage. Quietly seeking but denied permission to be heard are the voices of reason which offer the love of Christ as the remedy for the angst afflicting American society at large.

July 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Old Glory deserves our salute from a truly united nation

On April 30, 1789, on Wall Street in New York City, the capital of the United States (at that time), Gen. George Washington had been sworn in as the first president. He and his government staff walked over to a little stone church, which is still standing today close to Ground Zero.

July 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Those of us who oppose gay marriage are in good company

As I am called a bigot, a homophobe, and other names for my stance against gay marriage, I had an awakening thought: As people call me those names, they are also calling Jesus those names since He was the one who defined marriage as being between one man and one woman.

July 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


God’s laws lose out to man’s in court’s ruling

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has rewritten the long-standing definition of marriage, the same-sex population and their supporters are gleeful while the rest of us are being labeled "intolerant, insensitive and hateful" for clinging to our archaic Biblical beliefs.

July 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Community, businesses reach out to boost key local projects

A huge thank you to BB&T for benefitting Randy and Friends through their Lighthouse Project. They spent many volunteer hours working to improve the Rooster's Perch Coffeehouse, in addition to the work space where employment and life skills are taught to adults with disabilities.

July 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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School boards need citizens’ review for SPLOST projects aimed at education

Hall County voters will once again go to the polls this year to renew another 1-cent sales tax. Gainesville, Buford and Hall County schools are ...

August 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Media is right to focus more on facts than left or right leanings

Rebuttal to Bruce Vandiver's Aug. 21 letter: Vandiver seems to think that both liberal and conservative outlooks should be "balanced" in a news media ...

August 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Many ignore facts in favor of good intentions

To Bruce Vandiver from Lula: I read your letter regarding Ron Martz's essay, your general criticism of him and other rational-thinking people with whom ...

August 25, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Tax dollars should not support group many of us resist

I appreciate The Times' willingness to publish a variety of views. Joel Mathis and I rarely agree, but I'm glad his voice is heard.

August 24, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Public may be ignorant of facts; many in power opt to hide them

In a recent letter to The Times, a Lula city councilman made the following statement: "We should have knowledge and a spiritual obligation to ...

August 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


GOP candidates provide a lot of entertainment, few good ideas

So Hillary's campaign is entertaining to Eddy McEntire? Have you taken a few minutes to watch the Republican clown car? Seventeen individuals, each with ...

August 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Columnist’s take on ‘liberal media’ is right-wing slop

I have a few thoughts regarding Ron Martz's recent column: "Essay: Does traditional media lean left?" This is nothing but a Xerox copy of ...

August 21, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Here’s a unique solution to reconcile abortion, capital punishment

A society that will not use its moral and legal authority to cull evil from its population is doomed to anarchy. It is not enough ...

August 21, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Ethics, truth should matter in a president

Watching the political theater that is the Hillary Clinton campaign has been entertaining as both a comedy and as an epic horror. Comic in that ...

August 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Government should come together to serve the people

Have vanity, ideology and shortsightedness prevented us as elected officials from accomplishing the purpose that we were elected to do? Today as we watch television ...

August 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Gainesville's curb cuts area big help to wheelchair users

A huge thank you to the city of Gainesville for the curb cuts they have worked on for the last couple of weeks. The flow ...

August 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Church forum did not refute holy scripture

I write as one who serves a congregation in the Presbyterian Church USA to object to your bold and misleading heading for Dr. Tom Smiley ...

August 19, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Clergy opened their ears, hearts to cope with ever-changing world

In response to Dr. Tom Smiley's letter on the "Christianity beyond the catch phrases" forum held last week, having attended the forum and listened ...

August 19, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Congress must act quickly to fix disability insurance loss

A threat of far more immediate and severe consequences looms for many older and disabled Americans if Congress does not act.

August 17, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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