DL News Staff
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.
I would like to inform the public, especially home care patients and your families, about the crippling impact current health care reform legislation could have on your access to care and your ability to maintain your dignity and comfort by choosing home care for your medical needs.
While the big political focus is on national health care, we might consider it's fate and future as well as with our Social Security system when there's no one to finance either.
The Congress is pushing a health care bill they themselves opt out of! If it isn't good enough for them, how can it be appropriate for the rest of America? Is Congress trying to create a class system in America? What has happened to equality and justice for all? Congressional people accuse anyone opposing this bill as being un-American, racists, Nazis, etc.
Recently I had the opportunity to take advantage of the wonderful hospitality and service offered by the Soon to be Again Holiday Inn of Detroit Lakes. On Friday, while boating with a friend, we pulled in to the shoreline at the Holiday Inn. When leaving, a young man called out from the dock to encourage me to lower my motor. After informing him that I was trying to lower the motor and it wasn't working, I shut the motor off and drifted back into shore. By that time, you and another of your maintenance staff were present.
It has been interesting to me to compare the progress of the Lake Park School Bond issue with the St. Mary's regional hospital decision to expand their campus. What they have in common is: 1) They are both building projects constituting considerable expense, 2) They both can provide a great deal of advantages for the communities they are being built in, and 3) They both have the capacity to financially impact local consumers.
I read with a sense of sadness your recent article on the hospital's plans for the development of what they call a new "St. Mary's Campus," which, according to the diagram accompanying your article, will convert our old neighborhood to a parking lot. Our family grew up at 210 Park Street. Our father, Jack Benshoof, was born in that home in 1910, and he and our mother, Helen, raised the five of us there in the 1950s and 1960s.
A few months before the election of last November, then-candidate Obama made a promise to Planned Parenthood (or is it Planned non-Parenthood?) that his first priority as President would be to enact the Freedom of Choice Act. This legislation would summarily deactivate any and all restrictions everywhere for the abortion rights agenda. It happened that considerable citizen resistance rose up soon after his Presidency began and Pres. Obama got the message that FOCA wasn't going to work out so smoothly as expected.