Given Margaret Court’s completely vile comments on Vision Christian Radio, I quite frankly do not believe she has any right now to call herself a ‘Christian’, let alone a preacher of the good book.
As well intended as she may think she is in ‘saving’ other people’s souls, particularly the young, her comments and so-called ‘values’ besides being discriminatory are, quite frankly, not that of who truly call themselves Christian.
I think the biggest measure of a Christian, at the very least, is Isaiah 58:7, Luke 3:11 & Matthew 25:36-40. I would also add that as much as Margaret may believe think she is ‘bullied’, I can not help but ask: How? How has she been bullied?
Has she had people abuse her in street, in a crowded shopping centre or been physically bashed, rejected by her own family for simply holding ‘Christian’ beliefs like many people who are gay or transgender?
Finally, her comments on comparing LGBT activists to Nazis and Communists, if she did her research she would know that people were murdered for their sexuality along with Christians and others religious groups but that doesn’t seem to fit her purview.
In The Border Mail on Monday, a letter signed by Peter Macleod-Miller of Albury (‘Court’s aim off target’) seemed to infer that Margaret Court is a bible-wielding nutcase.
Margaret Court is arguably Albury's most famous and one of it's finest former citizens. To speak of Margaret Court so disrespectfully and inaccurately is insulting and contemptible.
It is disappointing to read today that Cathy McGowan has decided to support cutting Sunday penalty rates – a decision which will effect over 6400 local workers and take over $15 million out of their pay.
Her justification appears to be that by supporting Fair Work Australia's decision, she is upholding the integrity of the industrial relations system – a system you’d think she'd be questioning, given local events such as the Carter Holt Harvey lockout.
Regardless, nowhere in her explanation on how she votes (outlined in a video on her website) does she say anything which suggests she would support cutting workers' pay. Instead, she talks of placing Indi and its needs foremost and makes particular reference to supporting young people and providing them with opportunities.
Ms McGowan needs to explain why she has overridden her declared position of putting Indi first. If she believes she is putting Indi first, she needs to explain how cutting the wages of over 6000 local workers benefits them.
She needs to explain why she has failed to engage in meaningful discussion on this issue, failing even to mention it in her electorate newsletters or to respond to letters from constituents. If she can't come out with reasonable arguments to support her decision, she should change it. Over 6000 Indi voters – and their families – would thank her for it.
Robotic animals in aged care facilities – what a great use of technology (‘Fury friend brightens their day’, The Border Mail, June 2). Thanks for a story that made me smile. I hope that such a simple aid to resident happiness becomes the norm in aged care. However, I believe the cost may be a prohibitive factor for many organisations.
The winner of the letter of the week is Karin Ziemnicki. You can collect your prize from the Wodonga offices of The Border Mail at 1 McKoy Street. Send your letter submissions to email@example.com.
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