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An inconvenient truth


Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
In “God and tornadoes” (Commentary, June 12, Gazette), Robin Meyers is right that for God to save only some from disasters, it entails God choosing to let others perish (given, of course, God’s omniscience and omnipotence).
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pondering religious freedom


Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
Concerning Hobby Lobby’s refusal to pay for emergency birth control under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Dennis Weigand (Letters to the Editor, “Questioning Hobby Lobby, May 8, Oklahoma Gazette) writes, “Is employment at Hobby Lobby conditional on agreement with the religious views of the owners? If it is not, then [Hobby Lobby’s] claim that their religious freedom would be violated by the ACA is nothing but a hollow pretense to religious superiority, taking the position that Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom is more important than the religious freedom of their employees.”
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Welfare recipients denied work ‘blessing’


Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
Brandon Wertz (Letters, “‘Christian’ nation ‘going to hell,’” July 27, Gazette) is right that government should not subsidize the wealthy. However, he is off base to use half of the parable of the sheep and the goats (Matthew 25:41-46) to defend government welfare spending and claim, “If this is a ‘Christian’ nation, we’re surely going to hell” because of “those fighting to keep (government) services from the poor.”
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Reader refutes claim


Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
Concerning the Rev. Steve Kern and origins, Nathaniel Batchelder writes: “When religious people challenge sci ence, they are out of their knowledge area, and they look foolish. Worse, they drive reasonable people out of churches because reasonable people are repelled by calls to believe magical nonsense. … More people would go (to church) if religious leaders would stick to the saving possibilities of faith” (Letters, “Religion should stick to faith,” June 8, Oklahoma Gazette).
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Batch should 'think globally, act locally'


Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
Even George W. Bush admitted he was wrong about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, a display of humility and integrity Batchelder has yet to match in his smearing of Beck and company.
 
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Prove or apologize


Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
In his Gazette letter appearing Sept. 29 ("Peacemaking efforts defended"), Peace House Director Nathaniel Batchelder erroneously claims that I "challenged (his) assertion that anti-Muslim and anti-Obama emotions are fomented on Fox Radio by Glenn Beck and others."
 
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Peace activist should apologize


Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
Perhaps Batchelder should take a deep breath and research a topic before writing on it. He might try reading and listening to people he disagrees with " part of what I think peace activists call "dialogue" " to misinforming the public with hearsay.
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Scott Jones resorts to coercion of laws


Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
In "The power of persuasion" (Feb. 10, 2010, Gazette), Scott Jones paraphrases theologian Tripp York as arguing that "when some in the pro-life movement resort to the coercion of laws they are exhibit...
 
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Start making sense


Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
In his response to Judy Wesselhoft's letter, science teacher Jeff B. Brown ("Evolution is a fact," Feb. 3, 2010, Oklahoma Gazette) claims that "nothing in the sciences makes sense without (evolution)....
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010
 
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