Letters for Oct. 22, 2105

• Be cautious in accusations • No more funding for Planned Parenthood • Work with DLNR on public land use

Be cautious in accusations

Responding to Dennis Chaquette and Bettejo Dux:

I agree with Dennis: “We reveal ourselves by what we either support or deny.” So readers, know who you are in that you do not believe in God. I think you know that you are in a very small minority group that is trying hard to convince the large majority to believe as you do. My humble advice: Be cautious.

Paraphrasing Gamaliel, a religious leader of the Jews, “If there is God, you are fighting a losing battle. You are fighting against God.” (Acts 5) Regarding your accusations of the biblical God, please understand there is such a thing as “context.” We do not know all the surrounding circumstances that made God say what He said and do what He did. I pray that you, in your present context, will realize that God is being patient, kind and merciful to you even as you vent your anger at someone whom you don’t believe exists. I Corinthians 1:18-25

Jerry Terui, Lihue

No more funding for Planned Parenthood

Now is the time to be involved in asking for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, especially since all the terrible videos of the selling of baby parts have become public and since The U. S.House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood. Now there is also legislation being drafted in the U.S. Senate that is very similar to what was voted on by the House, and it isbeing prepared to be

introduced for a vote very soon. The State of Hawaii needs to be doing exactly the same. Enough is enough!

Our governor and our Hawaii state legislators and our U.S. Members of Congress have been contacted about defunding Planned Parenthood of Hawaii; they have been asked to stop anyfunding from Federal tax dollars and Hawaii state taxes and to ban Planned Parenthood from any funding in the future. They have also been asked to initiate an investigation into whatPlanned Parenthood facilities of Hawaii have been doing. At this time, nothing is being done, and in spite of the signatures that we have gathered,

it appears that no one intends to do anything in response to our request. More petitions are circulating and will soon be delivered to our State Legislators and also our Governor asking for thedefunding of Planned Parenthood in Hawaii. The time is now!

Join Concerned Women for America of Hawaii as we fight for the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Barbara J. Ferraro, State Director

Work with DLNR on public land use

Might it be possible for us, here on Kauai, to work collaboratively with the DLNR in determining “what to do with those “public

lands” held in trust to: 1) Place emphasis on malama aina principles and practices where ever and when ever possible; 2) create beautification projects such as landscaped vistas of orchardsof mango, lychee, longan, papaya, Hawaiian oranges, and other edibles to add to the food supply on our island and throughout the Hawaiian islands?; 3) do the same thing with plantingvarieties of exotic

flowers like ginger and heliconia and/or other plants that might be useful for medical purposes?

Then, truly, we will be the Garden Island in significant, useful and meaningful ways!

Jose Bulatao, Jr., Kekaha


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