It’s called compassion
As one of U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson’s (R-Zanesville) many LGBTQIA+ voters, I wonder why he and Rep. Jim Jordan and other Congressional Republicans voted against the Honor Marriage Act, which would codify same-sex marriage in the wake. of Roe reversed.
Should a democratic republic only protect the freedom of the majority?
It took a gay son to come out to get Senator Rob Portman on board, but at least he’s on board now.
How many LGBTQIA+ Republican children and grandchildren will it take before the GOP has the ability to understand anything other than personal experience?
This is called compassion.
The separation of church and state is a fundamental value in this country; and, the Bible interpreted correctly and in context does not say that equal same-sex partnerships are a sin.
Anyway, why would a country built on religious freedom and freedom legislate a minority religious viewpoint? And the same goes for abortion.
Rev. Laura Young, Westerville
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I lost my spiritual home
I started going to the St. Thomas More Newman Center in the late 1960s.
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For many years I played conga with the band at the 5:30 p.m. mass on Saturday nights.
Students have been part of this ministry and so many other activities as part of the Paulists’ outreach to the student community.
They are the Paulist Fathers who served me when I was a student and who now continue to enrich my Catholic spirituality. The liturgies are lively, and everyone participates. This is what the liturgy should be and do. When I’ve been elsewhere, people seem to participate passively.
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The Newman Center has been my spiritual home for 53 years.
The bishop says he offered the Paulists an option to stay, but the conditions in which they should stay were impossible for them to fulfill their charism and vision.
The bishop can say that the center will continue to meet the spiritual needs of the community, but it will only be more conservative, less lively and less attractive to many of us.
I lost my spiritual home.
Joseph Gentilini, Hilliard
Now help the children
I had intended to write about the Child Tax Credit in light of the recently passed CHIPS Act, which had bipartisan support.
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If we can provide hundreds of billions of dollars for scientific research and the production of microchips (which is necessary for future success), we should also be willing to fund the expansion of the child tax credit to to get the poorest children out of the country. of poverty. It is also an investment in our future.
Now it looks like Senator Joe Manchin is reversing and there could be legislation soon passed on climate change and drug costs – investments in a healthy future. But who will fill those high-tech jobs, provide a tax base, or become our teachers and workers if we don’t help low-income families stabilize and raise healthy children?
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We need a balance of investments in this country; industrial = human. Who are we if we don’t care about children?
I urge Ohio congressional lawmakers to include an expanded, fully refundable child tax credit in the year-end budget.
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Virginia Vogts, Christopher Columbus