Sport stars editorial
What an incredibly narrow minded commentary. Anyone being caused "deep physchological harm" from these Bible quotes really has some issues. I doubt such people would have any feeling at all for the bible, even when compelled to swear on it in court. The so called journalist who wrote this piece really should have a good think about the base values of our society. I know it is "old hat", but from well before he/she was born men and women have died to maintain the right for all to have an opinion. I think you will find that you have underestimated the public opinion felt on this issue - you say that that public backlash was behind the shutdown of the GOFundMe site. You fail to mention that GOFundMe has supported antisemitic campaigns, and those of criminals and drug dealers trying to escape the law, or that when faced with the further discrimination of the shutdown (more likely from pressure from entities like Qantas and ANZ), the Australian punter has responded with a gigantically increased donation rate on the new funding website.
The real bigots in this case are those commentators like Peter Fitzsimons, Liz Ellis, Drew Mitchell, and the corporations mentioned above (and now SC Register). Such arrogance from ANZ, a demonstrably proven hippocrite in the field of ethics and duty of care - but they are very proud of their "rainbow tick" - give me a break.
The editor, too, is entitled to an opinion - but maybe I have higher expectations from someone who extols the "responsibilities of publishing" and demonstrates it with such hate-speech for someone quoting the bible.
T. Enright, Cambewarra
We're political slaves
Congratulations. Zoe Wundenberg's opinion piece in Friday's SCR was graphic and informative.
At last we have another writer lifting the veil of secrecy of government hypocrisy.
The facts (as wonderfully) dictated by Zoe is a revelation - Coalition governments do not care. A euphemism on the subject "government is politically arranged for the purpose of funding the corporate sector; with the view, of allowing corporations to run government business, for the benefit of corporations-not the people".
The federal and state governments due to privatisation drain the last drop of blood from our bodies then throw us on a funeral pyre fed by malevolence and insensitivity-smiling assassins.There is no cohesion, no ethical democracy, justice is well and truly blind-folded.We have become political slaves alone in darkness unable to return to the sunlight and freedom.
J. Macleod, Berry
I am a resident of the Jervis Bay Area. I was shocked to learn recently that a developer is about to dig up land that was the Huskisson cemetery. The land was loaned to the church to help the church complete its mission in the very early 1900s and subsequent Great Depression.
Of course a cemetery was always dug surrounding a church. A preliminary geotechnical study shows there are graves all over the place.
The now Anglican Church, instead of giving the graveyard back to the Huskisson community wants to sell it to a developer.
It seems the Anglican Church will sanction desecrating Aboriginal and other graves to try to turn a buck and give their corporate wing a leg up in the local area.
The heritage council recommended strongly that the site be listed. My question is why did this not happen? Why did the Minister Gabrielle Upton decide against the advice of her specialist council? What was her reasoning? When will Minister Stokes as Heritage Minister list the site recognising the clear historical heritage value it has and stop this situation progressing?
I bring this to the attention of the local community in the hope that people realise that it's more than a Greens issue.