News From Terre Haute, Indiana


February 2, 2014

Readers’ Forum: Feb. 3, 2014

Too many folks just don’t care

In response to Ronn Mott’s column of Jan 25: You said you don’t care, but you took up an awful lot of space in the Tribune-Star saying it. Apparently, you do care, one way or the other, or you would not have wasted your time writing, or our time reading, this column.  

I agree with you that it is nobody else’s business what two people do in private. However, when they bring it into the public eye by demanding we change the definition of a word for their benefit, then it is the business of all us. Just as we do not have the right to demand they change their lifestyle to suit us, they have no right to demand it of us.

I have a gay relative. He and his “partner” had a ceremony which they called “A celebration of our intention to spend the rest of our lives together.” They did not call it a marriage. It is what it is. Family members who did not like it did not attend. Those who did attend but didn’t like it, loved him anyway and kept their opinions to themselves.

Matthew 19:4-5 states (Jesus speaking): “Have you not heard that He who made them from the beginning made them male and female? For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” That is pretty clear.

You said if you were at a different stage in your life, you might care. I found that sad. I hope that I never reach an age where I don’t care about the world that is being left for my grandchildren.

This will be my final letter on this subject. I am tired of it. I think the public is tired of it. Our lawmakers will do whatever they want, whatever will advance their own interests, and they will get away with it because too many people “don’t care.” God help us all.

— Lois Little, Terre Haute

Appreciation for band festival

We would like to commend the Indiana State University School of Music and Dr. Roby George for their sponsorship of the All-Star Honor Band Festival. It was held Jan. 10, 11 and 12, 2014.

Our grandson has participated in this event for the last three years. We have been extremely impressed with the preparation, organization and outcome of the festival.

The quality of the musicians, conductors and choice of compositions is most impressive. What this group is able to achieve with around 100 young musicians in a short period of time is awe-inspiring.

Thank you, Indiana State University School of Music, for the outstanding impression you are making in the community and statewide.

— Nancy and David Walbring, Rosedale

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