A Christian state looks like this?
Our money says “In God we trust.” We call ourselves a nation of freedom and acceptance. The majority of the citizens in North Carolina call themselves Christians. Yet when it comes to HB 2, we totally ignore Jesus’s two commandments to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves.
Today’s “Good Samaritan” is an LBGT person.
It’s no wonder the fastest growing religious designation is “none.”
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Robert D. Culbertson, Charlotte
Obama should stay out of HB 2 debate
In response to “Obama says N.C.’s anti-LGBT law should be overturned” and other articles (April 23):
HB 2 is described as being “anti-LGBT” when it simply stops all individual local governments from passing their own laws on the subject, which keeps things much more consistent. Let’s stop pretending it’s an anti-LGBT law. It’s not.
Secondly, the President of the United States should not use his status to remark on individual state laws. The laws of the state are its own, and Obama’s opinions on the subject do not need to be voiced.
Nathaniel Osmond, Charlotte
Progressives leave us with tough choice
I’ll never use Pay Pal again, never liked Springsteen anyway, quit following the NBA years ago, but I would love to attend a Super Bowl hosted by our beautiful city; that potential is highly unlikely unless we repeal HB 2.
The progressive movement in our country has gotten so powerful it not only runs our local, state, and federal governments, it dictates decorum and policy to corporate America, too.
We either compromise our morality and roll with the punches or get left in the dust of prosperity; tough choice.
Dickie Benzie, Charlotte
Don’t dismiss CMS bond proposals
If the Mecklenburg Board of Commissioners want their constituents (the same ones that school board members have) to be satisfied with necessary pupil assignment changes, they should earnestly consider the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board’s bond proposals, which are inextricably linked to the success of student assignment revisions. If we are serious about accomplishing the goals of the assignment plan, we as a community need to provide the funding to implement it.
Scolding the school board for reporting the massive needs is bewildering logic. Commissioners should be eager to do what is best for our kids, including providing the means to fund overdue capital expenditures.
Lucille Howard, Charlotte
Yes, doctors are getting worn out
In response to “Why your doctor can’t see you, and why he’s so tired” (April 24 Viewpoint):
Thanks to Dr. Carmen Teague for her insightful view of a doctor’s role in the modern medical system. In spite of the constant technical discoveries and improved treatments and procedures, the practice of modern medicine is exacting a huge toll on our doctors and the other members of the health care profession.
My daughter is completing her first year of surgical residency, and I have seen first hand the demands and sacrifice required for this profession.
Unless we truly reform both the medical education process to make it less exclusionary as well as the healthcare system we have, I fear we as patients will bear the severe results.
Bob Miller, Davidson
Students also getting treated poorly
In response to “3 things N.C. can do to help schools” (April 24 Our View):
The legislature perpetually treating teachers poorly? What about teachers, administrators and the entire educational system treating students poorly?
Teachers, administrators and their unions shoulder part of the blame for the steep decline in the quality of education in our state.
When they acknowledge this is when serious discussion on wages and educational reform can take place.
Dale Williams, Boone
How to solve CMPD budget request
In response to “Tight budget means CMPD request for 125 officers likely to fall short by 75” (April 19):
Charlotte already has the means to fulfill its request for more officers without spending more money.
All the city has to do is reassign the numerous officers who are parked in empty school and church parking lots for the purpose of arresting motorists for minor traffic violations to investigate real crimes instead.
Stephen V. Gilmore, Charlotte