Letters to the editor, June 27
June 26, 2012 1:18PM
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Updated: July 28, 2012 6:04AM
Church opposes abortion;
why oppose contraceptives?
Recently, pastors and members of the Catholic Church rallied in an effort to stop President Obama’s issuing of contraceptives in hospitals.
To this I ask: The church is anti-abortion — its obsession is a “murderer” was elected to the White House — but isn’t the use of contraceptives a way to stop abortions in unwanted pregnancies?
In conclusion, the church has tried to modernize its ways, but now is it bringing back Galileo?
Paul E. Hook
Missing pastor leads to
wonderful church service
On June 13, my sisters and I went to our weekly chapel services at Divinity Lutheran Church.
We were to have a substitute pastor that evening. Surprise, no show.
Thanks to John Waldsdorf, who took charge. We had a wonderful spiritual song fest, by request of those attending.
Thanks to John, who pulled it off. Good job, John.
It goes to show, God guides us all. What a blessing.
Proposed trash-to-ethanol plant doesn’t make sense
My opinion is that all the towns debating the agreements to send their garbage to the proposed ethanol plant are unknowingly helping Mr. Powers solicit the funding he needs for the plant.
“See? Dyer thinks it will work; so does Munster, so you should give us the money.”
Actually, I hope the technology works, but I have seen no proof that it works for something as complicated as municipal garbage. Then, for all the positive benefits touted by proponents of the plant, they want to build it in the flood plain of the Kankakee River. In other words, “everything about this plant is good for the environment, except where we build it.”
I don’t think it makes sense to collect 10,000 tons of garbage per day, then transport it 30 miles to process it. I also have been told that all the recyclables will be removed from the trash before it gets processed. I can’t buy it; they need that tonnage to make their product.
There are so many unknowns for this project that I think it is irresponsible for the Solid Waste Board to continue to promote it. Kill this proposal and start over.
Complaints about clothing don’t apply to both genders
Everyone complains about males wearing their pants so low that you can see their undershorts.
How about women wearing revealing tops?
But, of course, I’m not complaining about that.