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Updated: March 4, 2013 6:26AM



Far right now wants us
to fear United Nations

Beware all Hoosiers — United Nations Agenda 21 is a cover to take over the world.

Our great state of Indiana is about to join the great states of Alabama and Tennessee to ban implementing Agenda 21 — a great group to join.

Yes, the balanced team of Glenn Beck and Alex Jones is screaming that the United Nations is planning an overthrow of the United States government and is trying to establish a global empire.

Wow, that is serious stuff.

How could President Barack Obama allow this to happen?

When will Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., call for the demolition of the U.N. building in New York?

Questions and more questions persist, but the most important question is, where do I send my check or money order?

To Glenn Beck or Alex Jones?

One last question — is this insanity finally enough to rid us of ultra-right-wing wacko wingnuts?

Would you not think this “cause” would embarrass enough people to disown the Becks of the world?

Unfortunately we know the answer to that question.

Stanley Holmes

Winfield

Time to realize gay families are worse for children

I am disappointed that homosexual partners Elton John and David Furnish have adopted another child via a surrogate mother.

Last June, the American scientific magazine Social Science Research, the most prestigious peer-reviewed publication of its kind, published two new, innovative and definitive studies on children raised by same-sex couples.

From the studies it emerged that 12 percent of children brought up by same-sex couples contemplate suicide (as opposed to 5 percent of children with heterosexual parents), they are more inclined to be unfaithful (40 percent to 13 percent), they are unemployed more often (28 percent to 8 percent), and they are more likely to visit a psychotherapist (19 percent to 8 percent).

They also are more often under social service surveillance compared to peers who are raised by heterosexual couples. In 40 percent of cases, they will catch a sexually transmitted disease at some point (as opposed to 8 percent of peers raised by heterosexual couples), and they are generally less healthy, poorer and more likely to smoke and commit crimes.

The few studies published so far that support the theory there is no difference between children brought up in heterosexual and homosexual families are — unlike the new studies — based on nonrandom, nonrepresentative data, often employing small samples that do not allow for generalization to the larger population of gay and lesbian families.

It is time to realize that the rights of children trump the right to children.

Paul Kokoski

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada



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