Letters To The Editor

Believe the word

To the Journal editor:On the controversy of the Catholic Church verses pubic opinion on homosexual activity, the Holy Bible, the word of the one true God Jesus Christ, states in 1 Corinthians 6:9 that homosexual activity is a no-no.Hopefully Christian charity will extend to stop name calling ...

Op-ed clarified

Op-ed clarifiedTo the Journal editor:In my op-ed published Sunday in The Mining Journal, in which I discussed biological bases for homosexuality, I referenced a 1997 study by Ray Blanchard and R. Klassen.I stated that this study revealed that, within families with sons only, each additional ...

Invite made

To the Journal Editor:It was with surprise I read that Dan Wyant, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is in town for a regional tour.Given our mutual interest in Michigan's environmental quality, I'd like to extend an invitation to Mr. Wyant to tour the Yellow Dog ...

Stop the madness

To the Journal Editor:The demographics around the country have changed and the extremists in the Republican Party see the presidency as out of reach. In my opinion, John Boehner, the speaker of the House, is moving forward wasting tax payers' money with a frivolous lawsuit against President ...

Brown was aware

To the Journal Editor:Mike Marsden and Matt Surrell's op-ed published in The Mining Jourtnal last Tuesday on Bobby Glenn Brown was interesting but they gave the impression government was the cure all concerning Bobby Glenn Brown, gay rights, tolerance and some church issues.This country was ...

Writer backs Israel

To the Journal editor:What is happening? Protesters march in Chicago, rioting continues in Paris and London, and U.N. High Commissioner, Nami Pillay, speaks for all of them, accusing Israel of breaking international law by targeting civilians.Is that true? Is our old friend, and the only ...

Politics as usual

To the Journal editor:The definition of bipartisanship is a political situation usually in the context of a two-party system in which opposing political parties find common ground through compromise.This has been our system of passing legislation, developing budgets, and providing direction of ...

Clean power now

To the Journal editor:Carbon pollution, produced by coal-fired power plants, is one of the greatest threats to the health of Michigan citizens.If we reduce carbon emissions, research shows that we will also reduce other pollutants and produce a positive impact on the health of the public. Most ...

Recycle the system

To the Journal editor:I have an observation for the entire city of Marquette. It seems very ironic to me that in riding or walking around the city after our garbage and recycling pick ups are done, it appears there are more full containers of recyclables than empty containers.I certainly wish ...

Prop 1 challenged

To the Journal Editor:In Sunday's edition of The Mining Journal, AARP Michigan executive Tom Kimble's op-ed on Michigan's Proposal 1 paints an attractive picture of this complex ballot issue.He notes that the Personal Property Tax will free up business interests to add 15,000 new jobs and ...

Don’t forget to vote

To the Journal Editor:As one deeply involved in politics, locally and nationally, I want to encourage all registered voters to vote in the Primary Election on Tuesday.I am chairman of the Democratic Party in Marquette County and have strong convictions about the choices we can make regarding ...

Pellow bids farewell

To the Journal editor:I want to thank the citizens of Marquette County for allowing me to represent them on the Marquette County Board of Commissioners for 10 years and the citizens of Tilden Township for allowing me to represent them for 16 years. It has been a privilege and something I will ...

Supports millage

To the Journal editor:Dear Marquette community members, before you vote yes or no on the Marquette Area Public Schools Sinking Fund Millage on Aug. 5, please consider a number of issues that may impact your ultimate decision.The General Fund balance of Marquette Area Public Schools, which was ...

Don’t risk school

To the Journal editor:Dear Powell Township/Big Bay residents, please vote yes on August 5 to keep Powell Township School.All school districts in Michigan have to achieve a yes on this vote in order to keep their schools open beyond 2014. This vote is a renewal of the funding the state of ...

City off base

To the Journal editor:I'm writing about the Marquette City Commission's perceived concern for safety regarding Lundin Mining trucks and their biased position on the company hauling through the city.On any given day, materials hauled out of We Energies can be ... many loads per day. This does ...

Millage is OK

To the Journal editor: I am writing this editorial to stress to the Marquette voters the importance of voting yes on the sinking fund millage for the Marquette school district. There have been some misconceptions regarding this millage.This millage request is not a bond request for the ...

Fure was great

To the Journal editor:Thank you to Tret Fure for a great concert in support of the work of the Alzheimer's Association! We had a great turn out, and great support as always from the Marquette community, including many out of town fans!Thanks also to the Ore Dock Brewing Co., and the Marquette ...

Pamphlet insults

To the Journal editor:This letter was prompted by a mass mailing received this past week sent to St. Peter's parishioners.While I respect the right of an organization to have rules, the language and terminology the church uses in this pamphlet and mass mailing letter is unacceptable and speaks ...

Jesus loves all

To the Journal editor:Wally Tuccini's letter to the editor was wonderful.I, too, was born and raised a Catholic. Attended Catholic school until the eighth grade. Never once do I remember any teaching nor gospels proclaimed that Jesus said anything about homosexuality.I was taught that God was ...

NMU thanked

To the Journal editor:I would like to publically thank Northern Michigan University for working with our family to create a fitting and lasting memorial for Waino E. Wahtera, the result of which is the recently dedicated pavilion on the NMU campus that bears his name.This project originated ...