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Christianity under attack in US



Published: Tue, March 12, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Christianity under attack in US

It is becoming more obvious to me that Christianity is under attack in this country and specifically by this administration. The lack of action by our administration concerning the pastor held prisoner by Iran, the refusal by the Obama administration to allow Hobby Lobby their First Amendment rights and trying to reinterpret that right is glaring. I’m sure there are many more.

We must stand up, be heard and fight this takeover of our country and the destruction of our Constitution. This takeover will be gradual and one day we’ll wake up and wonder what happened. Speak up, America, before it’s too late.

Margaret Henning, Youngstown

Landlords pass along their costs

After reading Janice Shultz’s recent letter regarding voting on tax issues, I am confused by her logic. She says people that rent don’t pay property tax, the landlord does.

Where does the money landlords use to pay property tax come from? Does it come from their own personal funds or just perhaps it comes in the form of rent from tenant’s wallet? What about people that live with parents? We have no way of knowing whether they are paying anything toward the home’s maintenance, and whether they do or not is irrelevant.

Please point out to me the section of either the U.S. or Ohio Constitution that requires land ownership to vote. If a person has the right to vote they have the right to vote on all issues that appear on the ballot.

Greg Grimm, Austintown


Comments

1palmer16121(111 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Margret...unless the Hobby Lobby is a 501(c)(3) corporation....then it has to play by the laws and regulations regarding all businesses. This ain't about Christianity, as the First Amendment clearly states that a person is free to worship as he pleases (or not worship at all). That is, there's a VERY huge difference between a Mosque, Synagogue, or a Roman Catholic Church...and the Hobby Lobby.

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2Jerry(445 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

@Palmer1612

It is a statistical fact that people who attend a church regularly live longer and healthier lives. In the future the HHS bureaucracy of a different administration could use this fact to justify a regulation that imposes higher healthcare fees/fines/penalties for people who do NOT attend church regularly, and also fines and fees on insurance companies and employers who do not offer discounted healthcare coverage to those who DO attend church regularly. Would you then also agree that everyone should be obliged to “play by the laws and regulations”? This is the power you are granting to the president and the HHS bureaucracy.

The current law requires people to abandon their religious convictions in order to be worthy to conduct business in the USA. This is a grotesque violation of the First Amendment; and it does not matter than you (and I) disagree with the reasoning behind their religious convictions.

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3cathylukasko(110 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Why should the Hobby Lobby pay for ABORTION/STERILIZATION with THEIR corporate tax dollars? The plan of this Administration is to ultimately get corps. to 'Opt out" of healthcare coverage for their employees and the government will have TOTAL control of American healthcare via the Single Payer system. Welcome to SOCIALISM and the loss of the great American healthcare . . .

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