Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

August 5, 2013

Aug. 5, 2013: Letters to the editor

Kokomo Tribune

---- — Church giving in to wave of liberalism

The founders framed our constitutional laws around the freedom of the American people and delivered it in a cradle of Christianity, to be nurtured and brought to completion. The American people became heirs to the founders’ gift of “one nation under God,” and the inheritance of power and responsibility to chart a righteous and moral course for America.

In America’s early history, the church was the guiding light of God’s laws. Conforming to the rules of right and wrong, champion for honesty and conveyor of God’s love, it charted a pious course showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God. With an earnest regard for religious obligations, it separated religious motives from real or pretence.

For the first 150 years, our Constitution stood as our founders intended it to be, the very foundation of our laws and legal system, but the Constitution is only as good as the people make it.

The Bible and the Constitution have become so-called “living documents,” altered to express the biases of later generations of politicians and jurists. The White House and the justice system have become power hungry and full of hatred for God’s laws, replacing them with their own secular judgments.

The church is sitting at the crossroads, a choice between God’s laws and man’s laws. We cannot serve sinful man and Christ at the same time.

Liberalism has flooded the church like a tidal wave. Church members in large numbers support liberal leaders who make laws that allow the desecration of the Bible, the Constitution and the American flag.

God ordained the church to bring the Christian faith into full bloom. We have not only failed here in America to reach this goal, but also in many places we support the enemies of Christ who are working diligently to stamp out Christianity in America and around the world.

Modern America may mirror Israel in Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones in Chapter 37. I believe America would serve itself well by reading Ezekiel 37, and give special attention to verse 8.

Ondis Brantley


Tipton BZA made correct decision

I would like to applaud members of the Tipton County BZA for refusing to hear juwi Wind’s ridiculous request for modification of the BZA’s March 21 decision regarding industrial wind turbine setbacks. After nearly nine hours of public testimony, the BZA clearly stated in March that industrial wind turbines be placed 1,500 feet from property lines.

No industry should be allowed to keep coming back to an authoritative body such as the BZA to continuously ask for modifications until they get what they want. Much like a 5-year-old child who keeps whining for a toy, at some point you have to just say no. Granting juwi’s request would have set a terrible precedent for future conditional use permits. Not a soul would ever take no for an answer.

It is unfathomable to think that select county officials wanted to rehash nine hours of public testimony that previously took place in March. What else could possibly be gained from that?

If an industrial wind farm cannot be safely placed amongst residents, it needn’t be there. Thank you, Tipton County BZA, for an important victory for common sense.

John Pope


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