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God and sex Go together

Amy Johnson’s June 11 column “It’s time to expand your understanding of LGBT vocabulary” shows the subtle war that LGBT are waging in America’s culture today as they politically fight for cultural acceptance to practice a variety of different sexual lifestyles.

It is interesting that this LGBT vocabulary omitted “heterosexual,” replacing it instead with “heterosexism,” a term by which by its very name implies that all heterosexual people oppose the LGBT lifestyle.

This generalization is not supported. And what about the sex terms “pedophilia” and “bestiality,” two other sexual practices in today’s society? Why were these ignored? Just exactly where should any society draw its line on sexual diversity, and who should decide?

Johnson’s article would be more credible and accurate if she would have included terms like “God,” “Bible,” “Christianity,” “Ten Commandments,” “religion,” etc. — the foundation on which our society has long drawn its line on sexual conduct. This is really what the LGBTs “ally” themselves against.

Increasingly, in America, each of us individually are being forced to make a more dedicated decision about whom we serve; is it God or ourselves? Historically, nations who chose to turn their backs on God haven’t survived for very long.

L.S. Matson,

Federal Way

Cat problem stinks like a litter box

Once again, our fair city has done it again.

This started at least four years ago and has only gotten worse as time goes on. Neighbor of mine likes cats. She evidently thinks everybody likes cats. Not true — I am not a cat lover. Especially when they use my backyard as a litter box.

She likes cats so much that they are left to run the neighborhood and multiply at will.

Over the years, I (and at least one other neighbor) have made complaints to the code compliance people.

They have no power over this matter. At one time, she told them they were all neutered. A short while later, baby kittens were running in the driveway.

This spring I made up my mind, enough is enough. Every time I wanted to work in my backyard, I first had to clean up cat poop.

Ain’t doing it any more.

Put in another complaint to city some time in April. Did not hear back until May, saying they sent a letter to this neighbor but got no response. This is nothing new.

The code compliance officer mention calling King County Animal Control.

So my pea brain got to working and sent an e-mail to city, asking if the city has a contract with animal control.

People, hang on to your hats. Yes, there is an agreement with King County Animal Control dated Dec. 10, 1993.

As of this date, I have turned over four cats to them. There will be more.

Would like to say to all you cat lovers: Keep your pets home so you can have the enjoyment of cleaning up after them.

Now for the city: You should explain to the citizens of this city about the contract and give out the phone number and also an outline of what can be done.

The officers from animal control have been very helpful. Thanks a bunch.

Norma L. Blanchard,

Federal Way

Let’s applaud our educators

So I see Bill Pirkle just couldn’t stand it any longer. He had to sit down and write a letter to The Mirror (“Human sundae makes a mockery of education,” June 14) because the paper ran a photo of a principal at Nautilus Elementary with ice cream and chocolate on her head.

Oh my gosh, this is incredible! What a complete mockery of education! Give me a break. I applaud any educator that is looking for ways to provide incentive for kids to learn. Hey Bill, students are in school for 180 days a year. I think we can cut them some slack for having a little fun now and then.

I have two children that have attended Federal Way schools for a combined 19 years now, and I have always been impressed with the quality of the teachers and administration in this district. It is time to recognize them, and let them know we appreciate their efforts. They are able to do a lot with the minimal resources they have to work with, and what’s wrong with thinking “out of the box” every now and then?

For some reason (one I still can’t figure out), Mr. Pirkle has been given space in this paper to offer his viewpoints. After months of reading his “gibberish,” I too just couldn’t stand it any longer.

Roger Jaenicke,


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