Tuesday, April 25, 2017     Volume: 18, Issue: 7

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How should county and city governments regulate recreational marijuana locally?

Tax, tax, tax! We need that money!
As little regulation as possible.
Moderate taxation of cultivation and sale sounds reasonable.
They should ban cultivation and sale outright.

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Santa Maria Sun / Letter To The Editor

The following article was posted on March 4th, 2014, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 14, Issue 52 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 52

Business owners shouldn't judge

By Otis Page - Arroyo Grande

As an elder person (age 82), I am a Christian and am actively critical of the LGBT agenda. Nevertheless, I agree with Charmaine Coimbra’s opinion (“Arizona’s anti-gay law is cloaked in religiosity,” Feb. 26).

A business proprietor should not be judging a person’s sexuality. Leave one’s religious convictions at home, in personal social endeavors, and at church where judging and moral discernment is considered in terms of one’s religious convictions.

Nevertheless, balanced against this belief, I should not be called a homophobe (I don’t hate gays!) when I am openly critical of the homosexual agenda with its demands to publicize and impose its LGBT lifestyles on others, the non 97 percent of people who are not attracted to same-sex sexual activities.

Acknowledging that homosexuals (the 3 percent of people) have the legal right to do what they do in privacy (Lawrence v. Texas), they should not be denied by businesses even though the business proprietor may object to their lifestyle based on religious belief.

Why? For the simple reason to do so is a judgment against sin. And to be faithful to Scripture, if a proprietor of a business is judging its customers on sin, that business might as well close its doors. For it is the Christian teaching that all are sinners, and to assert otherwise is to make Christ a liar (1John 1:8-10).