Letters to the Editor

Observer Forum: Letters to the editor 06.12.15

In response to Peter St. Onge’s “Should we all just boycott Franklin?” (June 11 Opinion):

Boycott? Then, no iPads or Nilla wafers

As a gay man, I’d like to help Franklin Graham’s followers to “stop doing business with those who promote sin.”

That includes Apple and Microsoft, so no new iPad, iPod, or Windows update.

Nabisco, so no more Oreos, Ritz crackers, or Nilla wafers in your banana pudding.

You can’t go to Target or JC Penny, and no more Hallmark cards.

No more insurance from Allstate, and forget about Levi jeans.

The list could go on and on. OK, ready, set, go boycott.

Edward Thacker


Graham lacks liberal ideology so Observer pounces on him

Stop trolling Franklin Graham – it’s making the paper look a little ridiculous.

Aren’t there more important issues than where Franklin Graham banks?

Although, I know your true motive. It’s amazing how the Observer searches under every crack to find dirt on Franklin Graham just because he doesn’t have a liberal ideology.

The Observer seems to care more about saving puppies and trees than about the sanctity of life and unborn children.

Brian Baum


Hats off to Wells for reflecting majority on same-sex marriage

A Pew Research Center survey released Monday indicates that 57 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage.

Hats off to Wells Fargo for reflecting this evolution in its recent TV ad.

Nancy Crown


In response to “Follow your own moral compass, not someone else’s” (June 10 Forum):

Big business, its same-sex ads add to society’s moral decay

As one born on the leading edge of the baby boomer generation, it has been disheartening to me to witness the moral and spiritual decay of our society.

To add further to this decline, big business – for the love of money – seems to have decided to weigh in by airing commercials with same-sex couples, which in my opinion, comes across as condoning the homosexual lifestyle.

This practice even has the support of those who state they are “gay Christians.” If ever there was an oxymoron of the ages, “gay Christian” takes the Oscar.

“And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” Matthew 15:14.

Rick Mendoza


N.C. must put money, effort into retaining veteran teachers

My daughter, a STEM student at Central Cabarrus High School, has had more new first-year teachers than ever before.

Veteran teachers are the foundation for quality education.

Teachers have an entire career to hone their skills, but my daughter only has one shot at education.

Our schools can’t be used as training grounds for first-year educators, only to see them move on to other opportunities.

Students are suffering because N.C. teacher salaries aren’t competitive.

My daughter’s potential may not be tapped due to the lack of veteran educators. She can’t wait. We need solutions now.

Dennis Hamann


In response to “Senate unveils major tax changes” (June 11):

Duck! Here comes another round of N.C. GOP tax cuts

Here we go again, more GOP misrepresentation and deceit.

Do you honestly believe that you will be better off with a quarter point reduction in personal income tax and an increase in sales taxes on previously untaxed services?

They’re going to collect an extra $171.3 million in revenue! Quite what they will do with their new-found spoils remains a mystery.

George Snodgrass


In response to “Eagles soar in once-struggling troop” (June 10):

Give me more stories like the one about Boy Scout Troop 67

This is the best piece of journalism I’ve seen in years – and on the front page.

Thank you for showing a positive message about people who deserve and need help with such a positive image.

Now go out and find more, and they are there. Thank you for making my day.

Durward Owen