Quote for the day…
You think you can hurt my feelings? I used to hold the flashlight for my dad. -Unknown
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- The Western Word Poll
- Politics & Religion
- Reading Assignments
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
Last week, Cascade County (Great Falls), Montana, Sheriff Jesse Slaughter announced that he was switching political parties from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
Watch Slaughter’s four-minute Facebook announcement HERE, during which he lists his reasons for the switch.
The Great Falls Tribune covered the story HERE.
The Cascade County Republican Central Committee responded HERE.
The Cascade County Democratic Central Committee responded HERE.
This week’s poll question asks, “Do you agree with Sheriff Slaughter’s decision to switch political parties?”
The results will be posted Thursday.
POLITICS & RELIGION:
In case you missed it, the Associated Press (AP) reported that U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a “teaching document” that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, for receiving Communion despite their support for abortion rights.
There will be nothing better than debating politics and religion at the family gatherings this summer, huh?
In my bio at the top of the page (About Jackie M. ‘Mike’ Brown) I write a little about religion saying that I attend church regularly and I say this:
Religion: I don’t like to debate religion because I feel religion is a personal decision. When I die, I am going to heaven. Are you? Everyone should have a relationship with Jesus Christ, period. (John 3:16)
I am not a Catholic. I am a Protestant. There are problems with both.
A person named Travis Akers (@travisakers) posted the following on Twitter. I think it pretty much sums up my thoughts about what the U.S. Catholic bishops are trying to do.
Amen to that.
Read the article from the AP by clicking HERE.
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