Institutionalizing more sexual anarchy
A fella leaves a bar with a BAC greater than 0.08 percent, drives home without incident, and has broken Indiana law. No one has been hurt and no property damaged, but this driver is a criminal. Why is that? It is because the public recognizes the potential devastation from an unnecessary act and has taken steps to try to prevent the destruction from occurring.
To many people, this makes perfect sense. Yet, many of these same people have rushed to embrace other unnecessary acts that bring about their own unique devastation. Sexual anarchy demands that everyone has a right to their brand of sexual expression with no regard for the destructive forces unleashed. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, incidents of sexually transmitted infections, STIs, are increasing significantly. The highest rates of increase are being reported in the 15-24 year old and gay male populations. Treatment resistance STIs are increasing. The estimated health care cost of STIs is a staggering $15 billion or more dollars. Look up the reports yourself. You will find much more than I am able to include in a brief letter.
Increased poverty, human suffering and even death, yet the rallying cry of the day is to formally institutionalize more sexual anarchy and to persecute fellow citizens acting from Christian conviction to resist this encroaching sinfulness. Indeed, some Christians are already being penalized for simply and politely seeking to not participate in this form of decay.
A person who drives home with a BAC greater than 0.08 percent is a criminal, but the sources of the suffering and death experienced by innocent Ryan White and other victims are being allowed to legitimize destructive behavior.
Charles A. Layne
Standards shouldn’t mirror Common Core
Back in 2002, then-U.S. Rep. Mike Pence stood alone among Republicans in opposition to George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. We applauded his position at the time because it demonstrated that he opposed the continuing intrusion of the federal government in our state’s ability to control our own destiny in education.