Puzzled by Christian stance on vaccines
A recent statistic said that the average anti-masker, anti-vaxxer is White, rural and evangelical.
I’m still puzzling over that because that’s also the description of the average anti-choice, pro-life person.
So how does someone who is pro-life not care to be pro-life when it comes to my life, or their mother’s life, or their pastor’s?
And, as a Bible-believing evangelical, how do they understand what Christ meant when he said, “Whatever you do to the least of these you do unto me?”
Now, most folks interpret that to mean dropping a dollar in a panhandler’s hat. But what if at the same time we give that panhandler, or the check-out person, or the pastor, covid?
Christ didn’t mean only the good things we do are done unto him, but also the bad and hurtful things we do, we do unto him, which surely includes giving someone covid.
Some anti-maskers say, “Masks interfere with my rights!”
I assume they are referring to the Declaration of Independence, where it says that we have an “unalienable right” to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” But your rights end where my rights begin. That is, your right not to wear a mask ends where my right to breathe covid-free air begins; your liberty rights end where my rights to life begin.
So I ask you, if you are a right-to-life Christian who honors the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, please get the shot and wear the mask as the patriotic follower of Christ that you are.
Niskayuna needs to get better leadership
I received an email from the town of Niskayuna (there have been a barrage) regarding the police chief interviews. Why not simply select the most qualified officer to lead the force? Was this same fantastic public relations stunt used to select the comptroller or the deputy town attorney, etc.?
We have three decorated police officers vying for the position. How about the most competent officer is appointed, rather than drag them through a public beauty pageant.
Have there not been enough issues between the board and the recent police chiefs, with the common outcry being a lack of support and toxic workplace?
Selecting a police chief should not be a political process. Recent Gazette articles regarding Chief Wall certainly left more questions than answers regarding her departure.
Enough emails. We all know it is election season. This board has had many years and ample opportunities to keep Niskayuna on track, but they have failed us — too concerned with attacking the supervisor and fighting over who gets the credit for the work of others.
Time for a change Three and four terms is not healthy, Niskayuna deserves better leaders.
Vote Faizy, Moskowitz, Walker and Feiden.
Why can’t money be found for retirees?
According to the July 23 Gazette article (“Two Schenectady-based organizations get state funding for projects”), $2 million earmarked for Ellis Medicine will go toward funding the demolition of a four-story, parking garage with 750 spaces on Nott Street and the construction of a new six-story, 1,050 parking space garage.
Given the ability to “find” that kind of money for the Ellis parking garage, I cannot help but wonder why the same cannot be done for the St. Clare’s retirees.
Michael Crowley, CPA
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