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Monday, August 31, 2009

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Why stop at abortion, Dr Charles?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dear Editor,
Nary a week goes by without some Bible enthusiast chastising us heathens on our wicked ways.

Dr Clarence Charles implores the Jamaican authorities to enforce the biblical mandate on abortion in his letter of the same title. The success of the Cayman islands, he tells us, is directly due to the willingness of the people to adhere to God's laws on abortion.

In my intense search of the good book, I was unable to find this mandate. However, I did find other mandates that may yield immeasurable prosperity to the people of Cayman and Jamaica. I exhort the people of Jamaica and Guyana to follow the mandate of Leviticus 24:14, which dictates that blasphemers be stoned to death. We could climb to great heights of morality if, as instructed in Leviticus 20:10, we stoned to death all adulterers. If we follow just these two mandates, I guarantee that Jamaica would be the most prosperous country in the world.

So, Dr Charles, why stop at the so-called mandate on abortion? Let us not pick and choose from the Biblical buffet. Let us stuff ourselves with all the Biblical mandates.

R Oscar Lofters
Kingston 8


Ted Rudow III,MA

A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled that a Native American from Canada is not entitled to a religious exemption from prosecution for selling bald eagle feathers into the United States. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a two-year prison sentence for Leonard Antoine, a member of the Cowichan Band of the Salish Indian Tribe in British Columbia, Canada.
Federal program in the United States allows for limited possession of bald eagle parts by Native Americans. Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski wrote, "The government has a compelling interest in eagle protection that justifies limiting supply to eagles that pass through the repository, even though religious demand exceeds supply as a result.
What is more valuable human rights or animal rights? An unborn eagle or an unborn child? If you chose the unborn child, sorry you are wrong--at least accounting to the law of the land. U.S Code Title 16 section 668, the eagle takes precedence. A person who kills, damgages,tranports a bald eagle, its egg, or nest is subject to a fine of up to $5,000 or imprisonment for up one year or both(first offense) .
Whereas, not only is there no penalty for aborting an unborn child? Although the U.S. puts on a pretence and a hypocritical veneer of begin Christian, I frankly believe that the U.S. is more guilty than because she's had more Light, more Gospel, more genuine Christianity in the past,and therefore is more responsible! America is worse because she pretends to be religious and she pretends to believe in God & she pretends to be Christian when she's not!
Ted Rudow III,MA

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