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"They came for the Communists, and I didn't object -- for I wasn't a Communist; they came for the Socialists, and I didn't object -- for I wasn't a Socialist; they came for the labor leaders, and I didn't object -- for I wasn't a labor leader; they came for the Jews, and I didn't object -- for I wasn't a Jew; then they came for me -- and there was no one left to object.
I would like to thank your editorial staff for publishing my recent Guest Column "Power and Race -- Crowley and Gates vs. Humanity" in your Sunday Aug. 9 issue. This was not the more academic rendering of systemic racism that I had in mind for perspective on the "teachable moment" out of the oval office. I decided it would reach a wider audience if I related it to a personal experience. So here is the "rest of the story." By 1980 I had left my tenured faculty status at Macalester College in St.
I noticed in the Aug. 26 Record that both the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Audubon and Faith Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes felt a need to publicly disavow themselves from the recent ELCA decision to allow homosexuals to become preachers. They quoted 1 Cor: 6: 9-10 as their theological basis for this. Verse 10 states clearly that fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, effeminate or homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God.
People who attend the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion at Rollag each Labor Day weekend have an opportunity to experience a "live" museum, as they learn about how the pioneers lived and worked in this community many years ago. By working together, each one of them, in their own special way, however great or small it may have been, had a part in building a great and mighty nation, the United States of America. The Scandinavian immigrants that came to this area 100 years ago were a very hardy and rugged group of individuals.
It's amazing how Supt. Deron Stender can blame the local newspaper for parents not enrolling their children in this district. Isn't that like a thief blaming the cops for getting caught and getting put in jail? Yes, Dwight (Cook, school board member), the local newspaper is friendly to the district and the community. The newspaper is supposed to print the facts, not cover up facts or be conniving. Isn't the word communicate defined as: To have an exchange, as of thoughts, ideas or information?
A huge thank you to the Detroit Lakes community for your support in helping me achieve my goal of student teaching in Africa. I want to thank everyone who offered donations for my Africa adventure. I appreciate all of the support and prayers. Thank you so very much. -- Emily Olson, Detroit Lakes
This letter is late in coming, but I still would like to send it.
I am writing in response to the Tribune Editorial dated Sunday, Aug. 16. To begin with I would like to say I'm proud to be an American. I have a love of God, family, and country. I would also describe myself as a Republican but I will vote for the person based on his or her integrity whether a Republican or Democrat, whomever expresses my political views and values as closely as possible. As far as the current bill H.R. 3200 Health Care Reform that is being introduced in Congress and opposed by Sarah Palin as well as Americans like myself, Mrs.
I feel it is important to let the Detroit Lakes community know that Faith Lutheran church is not an ELCA church. We do not condone what God condemns. The Bible clearly tells us homosexualism is a sin in 1Cor. 6:9-10, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,... will inherit the kingdom of God." Homosexualism is a sin that will keep someone out of the kingdom of heaven unless the person repents.
Immanuel Lutheran Church (Audubon) of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS), a church body based in Mankato, is concerned and disappointed with the recent decision of the national convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), which allows the ordination of practicing homosexuals and lesbians as pastors of the church. Our smaller ELS is not affiliated with the larger ELCA, even though the names of the two church bodies are similar. Recently, ELS President, Rev. John A.