Your Views for September 13


‘No’ gay marriage

Limiting marriage to one man and one woman does not discriminate on the basis of sex or sexual orientation. It protects an institution that has been the foundation of our way of life: the one man, one woman family unit.

The idea of same-sex “marriage” denies the self-evident truth that the male and female bodies are designed for and complement each other.

Opposite-sex marriage is the natural means by which the human race reproduces. And it is that interest in children that gives rise to government’s interest in the institution. Children do best with both a mother and father who love each other and their children unconditionally.

We have seen the devastating effects of fatherlessness in our youth. It is simply irresponsible for our government to act as if fathers and mothers are not important for the optimal development of our future citizens.

The social data only confirms what the Bible tells us: that marriage is the union between one man and one woman, and children need both the love of a mother and a father. Deep inside, we all know this to be true, and that is why the political establishment wants to go around the will of the people to bring same-sex “marriage” to Hawaii through a special session. The people of Hawaii should not stand for it.

Barbara J. Ferraro, State Director for Concerned Women for America

of Hawaii

‘Astounding’ service

Dear Ms. Bobby Jean Leithead Todd, planning director: On Aug. 15, I exited my vehicle at the Hilo landfill. As I proceeded to hobble toward the back of my vehicle, I could hear running footsteps but paid no attention and lifted the back door of my van. In an instant, this astounding young man was at my side. He reached for my trash bag, and with a smile on his face said, “Let me help you, please.”

I wonder if their supervisors, Robert Gonsalves and Walter Pachecho Jr., are aware of employees such as Anson and Scott Robertson, David Napeahi and Shellford Canton, who on other days have come to my rescue to take my trash.

I am careful not to distract people from living their own hectic lives, but I deeply hope these helpful men have been blessed from God as they assist us as best they can throughout their daily lives at work. It makes me feel thankful that their hard-earned dollars go to be helpful even to the least of the Lord’s lambs, such as myself.

As I hobbled back to my vehicle, I asked my Heavenly Father to bless these men for continued success in their lives. It’s very seldom nowadays to see such caring, extended from hearts, so soft enough to care for a widow. …

May I extend my deepest Native Hawaiian mahalo for allowing those fine men to take a moment from their daily work life to help one of God’s chosen, for they chose to help me.

With sincere love to all.

Lei Kalamau

Hilo

 

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