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Letter: Has political correctness gone too far?

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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:00 am

Now our illustrious Legislature and governor have passed a bill allowing kids from kindergarten through 12th grade to use the bathroom of their choosing, depending on which gender they feel like.

This means a 15-year-old boy who is being flooded by hormones can decide he wants to see girls get undressed, so he goes to school and announces that he feels like a female today, then goes to the girls’ locker room and bathroom to get changed for gym class so he can scope out the girls undressing. Would you want your 15-year-old daughter in the same locker room and bathroom as Hormone Harry?

They say they don’t want the sexually confused kids (a small minority) to feel intimidated into keeping their identity a secret. Well, what about the straight kids (the vast majority) who feel threatened having an opposite-sex kid in their bathroom? This LGBT rights thing has gone too far, and the spineless politicians and mainstream media have happily bought into it.

When an athlete or other celebrity (or anyone else, for that matter) say they believe homosexuality is wrong, they are immediately called a homophobe and looked on with disgust. However, when someone mocks Christianity and denigrates Jesus, there is silence. Why aren’t they called Christophobes? If one uses an anti-gay slur, they are immediately vilified for using offensive and hateful language, but when someone says Godd**m or uses Jesus’ name as a swear word, no one says anything. Well, these two swear words are highly offensive to me as a Christian. But no one really cares.

There is definitely a double standard here.

This is the United States of America, and we have the freedom to state and follow our beliefs. I believe that homosexuality violates God’s standard for sexuality, and I will say so. It doesn’t make me a homophobe or hateful. I’m just standing on what I believe.

Our state and country have fully embraced the LGBT agenda and have crossed the line into the lunacy of political correctness. Have you had enough yet?

Pastor Frank Nolton


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  • John Kindseth posted at 8:59 pm on Tue, Sep 3, 2013.

    John Kindseth Posts: 246

    One blogger's "facts" are another's "wakko website". Truth is elusive to all bloggers.

  • Mike Adams posted at 6:33 pm on Fri, Aug 30, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1570

    What I've noticed is that when people like andrew post a link to someplace like the library of congress, it's not the library of congress website,but a link to a link to a link to the library of congress, hence, it goes through several phoney sites before we see it. He does this all the time. Joanne has caught him and others several times with edited video and audio clips, obviously doctored yet passed off as legitimate. I'm not even sure andrew is even aware of it, with is reliance on copy and paste and his total lack of originality and spark.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:38 pm on Fri, Aug 30, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Most conservatives on this site rely on what they believe to be real media websites reporting real news.

    Everyone gun-toting yahoo has their own blog, they write "articles" of fake information that looks legit, then the next moron picks it up and copies and pastes it to their website.

    Next thing you know, people like Mr. Liebich, Mr. Baxter and Mr. Kindseth are providing links to information that someone totally made up.

    But of course it backs up their own screwed up version of reality so it HAS TO BE TRUE!!!!

  • John Lucas posted at 11:55 am on Thu, Aug 29, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730


  • Jeff Tillett posted at 10:40 am on Thu, Aug 29, 2013.

    Jeff Tillett Posts: 558

    Yes, but what about when that opinion is based on erroneous facts? Is it really an opinion? Or a lie?

  • Joe Baxter posted at 7:53 am on Thu, Aug 29, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    I am aware that the liberals are desparately tryiing to stifle opinions that they don't agree with getting published ,but this IS an opinion page and everyone is equally entitled to post.. Don't like someones opinion, don't read it. I am sure someone doesn't like yours.

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 6:30 pm on Wed, Aug 28, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1672

    Thank you for sharing your great story as well. I'm sure your husband is glad you made the decision you made that day even if the judge was slightly miffed.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 4:45 pm on Wed, Aug 28, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Great story, Mr. Heuer. Congratulations to your daughter & son-in-law.

    What a wonderful bit of family history that will, no doubt, be told to future generations.

    My husband and I were married in a friend's backyard in Hollister - I had engaged a retired judge who was recommended by (someone?) to do the ceremony. Her home was kitty-corner from a little Catholic church where another wedding was taking place the same day/same time.

    As it happened, very good friends from the Bay Area were late (pre-cell phone days so we had no idea when they would arrive) and we asked the judge if he could possibly wait until they arrived. He agreed, but couldn't resist commenting, "At least SOMEONE is getting married!" referring to the couple at the church across the way.

    We couldn't help but chuckle at his slightly peeved comment!

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 2:13 pm on Wed, Aug 28, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1672

    You can get ordained for no cost online.
    I did and officiated my daughter and son-in-laws wedding last fall. That was a great moment and it was an outdoor ceremony. The day was threatened by rain and we postponed the ceremony hoping for a break when all of a sudden the sun came out and we did the ceremony. When we concluded the sky opened up pouring rain but we were able to move indoors for the reception.

    It was high on a mountain top near Colfax with a great view. When we started picture taking the sun came back and created a brilliant rainbow that was captured in the background of several photos and a video of the bride and groom (as well as others). There was no catastrophic event because most attending were nonbelievers.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:25 am on Wed, Aug 28, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1604

    Nora maybe I have been too judgmental. I have gone back and read the pastors letter and his article and I have discerned him to be incorrect. I doubt that by sitting in his church on Sunday will change my discernment of the pastor.
    You know that for a few bucks and a couple of minutes online anyone can become a pastor. I know a guy who became a pastor online and performed the legal marriage of his daughter the next week. So maybe the Sentinel should be a little more discerning about who they give a voice to.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 5:03 am on Wed, Aug 28, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Report and ignore.

  • Mike Adams posted at 7:13 pm on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1570

    Really Simon. Are you going to let this guy go on? Or should I respond?

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 7:10 pm on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1672

    Lets understand something. Political correctness is nothing more than common curtesy we show to our fellow human beings. Bowing, handshakes, table manners, protocols, etc all are designed to respect someone elses sensitivities.

    When you are in business, like so many here seem to be, you want to know what the customer feels comfortable with in order to make the sale. We bend over backwards politically and business-wise to know what is best to gain the others trust and resect so we can do business. Its also true in courtship.

    Now its easy to have your swagger if you never intend to do business, promote peace or woo a partner but you are simply not making it easier for us that do want to. We have a constitution that assures all our freedoms: EVERYONES freedoms. There are people that work to assure freedoms to those that are being short changed.

    To purposefully deny someone of their freedoms then that is wrong I don't care what book you are reading from. We have now had to endure freedom denials based on the same book when it came to peasants rights, religious rights, ethinic rights, childrens rights, womens rights, freedom from slavery rights, freedom from segragation rights and now LGBT rights. And we are now having to go back and fight for voting rights again.

    To say you are offended by a group based on a book that clearly states don't judge a man by his perceived short comings because this surely reveals the flaw in you and you need to get rid of yours first. The same idea was expressed in the "who would cast the first stone."

    To say you are offended if some oe says g*d d**n it as being the same as declaring homosexuality is wrong is totally rediculous again. To say, as a person who assumes authority, homosexuality is wrong sets a whole group up to be discriminated against by you and others. You would deny them free exercise of their rights. You would promte their segregation.

    However to say the "words" Jesus or god in vain by a person, like myself who doesn't assume authoity, has no discriminatory repercussions. Can you segregate god more than what seems to be gods choice? To compare merewords to people discrimination is even further from comparison when you fail to really make evident that these beings, god or Jesus, even exist.

    With all the persecution in the name of the bible to say you feel persecuted, unjustly, is myopic and rediculus.

  • Will Rainwater posted at 6:45 pm on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    Will Rainwater Posts: 46

    The liberal/freak agenda should just be honest and focus on making ALL bathrooms, locker rooms etc., into unisex sanctuaries! We are all just animals and need to act accordingly!!! California is going straight to Hell in a bobsled!!!!


    F$$$ political correctness!!!!!!

  • Mike Adams posted at 6:27 pm on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1570

    "He is genuinely concerned for people and their welfare, but he will no compromise for the sake of being "correct".


    "They say they don’t want the sexually confused kids (a small minority) to feel intimidated into keeping their identity a secret. "

    And if that means revealing and punish a terrible young person who, through no fault of their own, has a "secret" then so be it.

    Maybe some big stones and old doors to help wash those accused of being a witch.....come on, the whole congregation can be involved. It never hurts to have a couple of different sets of fingerprints on them rocks.

    And if "being correct" means labeling

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 5:49 pm on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1672

    My bad. Nolton, not Nolan

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 5:46 pm on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1672

    I doubt the "pastor" Nolan could get me to church but the Great Wa might.

  • Walter Chang posted at 5:24 pm on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1187


    Nora, based on Frank's many published "letters"...

    It's very clear what he's all about and that's fine...

    His church his rules and he gets to choose what section of the bible he reads from.

    This is all just free advertising and I'm only helping.

    Generated controversy, feigned outrage, page views and clicks all help Frank fill seats.

    Folks, go check it out!

    Sunday morning, The service is at 10:30 am. He's located at 330 South Fairmont Avenue, Suite #1.


  • Nora Rowland posted at 4:19 pm on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    Nora Posts: 8

    I find it interesting that the same old names are always the ones bashing. I would hazard to guess that NONE of you have ever bothered to go and see what Pastor Frank Nolton is about. You do not know him, nor are you qualified to say the incredibly judgemental things you say about him. He is genuinely concerned for people and their welfare, but he will no compromise for the sake of being "correct".
    I recently posted something on facebook and was censored because it wasn't politically correct. Others post extremely offensive material but that seems to be alright. If he was a Muslim I have a feeling you would all be quiet. I encourage you to come and listen on a Sunday instead of armchair judging. And if it doesn't fit your idea of love and compassion, you may go wherever you like.

  • Debbie Meade posted at 11:52 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    DebYZ Posts: 13


  • robert maurer posted at 10:25 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 485

    Thanks for the correction, Joanne. I missed that. I'll reread ab1266 again.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:11 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    The last provision deals with facilities and the right to use either the boys or girls facilities dependent upon the GENDER IDENTITY the student claims.

    f) A pupil shall be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.

    And unlike the suggestions made in this letter and others like it in the past several months, no one is going to "just decide" to be a boy or girl suddenly just for funnsies.

  • robert maurer posted at 9:50 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 485

    Excellent letter, Mike. There were a few hermaphrodites in high school,that I don't remember seeing in any P.E. classes, and maybe AB1266 will get them there.[thumbup]

  • robert maurer posted at 9:33 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 485

    Seems some are misinformed regarding AB 1266. Google text of assembly bill 1266 and check out leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id... This bill only gives students the right to participate in class courses regardless of gender. The only change is that girls can participate in male dominated sports and boys can participate in girl dominated sports. The bill says NOTHING ABOUT TRANSGENDER RESTROOM OR LOCKER ROOM USAGE. Kids of both sexes have been mingling in sports after school in their neighborhoods for as long as I can remember. Since the LTE is about transgenders, shouldnt the name "Hormone Harry" actually be Hormone Harriet?" I applaud the student who took the time to inform us of changing at a nurse's station. As far as the "christian" goes, the bible tells us that if we think these impure thoughts, we are just as guilty as if we actually committed these acts. H*** is going to be overflowing and Heaven will be a desolate place if that is true.

  • Mike Adams posted at 9:33 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1570

    They say they don’t want the sexually confused kids (a small minority) to feel intimidated into keeping their identity a secret. Well, what about the straight kids (the vast majority) who feel threatened having an opposite-sex kid in their bathroom? This LGBT rights thing has gone too far, and the spineless politicians and mainstream media have happily bought into it."

    Perhaps the good pastor isn't aware of children who have the genitalia of both sexes (hermaphrodites). Or children who have ambiguous sex organs. Or children who have penises but are XX or don't have penises and are XY? The pastor is correct. These children are confused, and I would suppose they should be ashamed as well since they don't know their "real" gender.

  • John Lucas posted at 7:20 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730


  • John Lucas posted at 7:20 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    bingo! [thumbup]

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 5:00 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Once again - great comment, Mr. Chang.

    Why is it always the case that so-called "Christians" such as Mr. Nolton who is so incensed about those he believes "violate God's standard for sexuality" (actually, if one reads the Bible it would be extremely difficult to figure out what that was with all of the nasty stuff that goes on there, most of which is illegal today) begin their diatribes with deviant scenarios such as a 15 year old boy pretending to be a girl just to be able to oogle naked girls?

    Tells us a lot about where such Godly "pure" minds go when confronted with an issue of which they no nothing.

    Talk about perversion!

  • Walter Chang posted at 3:46 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1187

    "Have you had enough yet?"

    Fear mongering and fanning the fires of religious hatred, that's "Pastor" Frank's specialty.

    He doesn't know anything about Assembly Bill 1266, that was recently passed by the legislators and signed by the governor. He didn't read it.

    This letter is basically the same letter he writes every time.

    "Pastor" Frank is just trying to fill empty seats and looking towards Lodi's distressed population to help him out.

    Folks, are you adamantly against a transgender youth using a school Nurse's office to change into their gym clothes??

    Then check out New Hope Community Church - http://newhopelodi.org/

    Do YOU detest equality, compassion, science and thinking?

    Then "Pastor" Frank Nolton is your man!

    Come on by Sunday morning. He's located in a at 330 South Fairmont Avenue, Suite #1.

    Join him for one of his uncompromising theologically conservative sermons and hate filled rants.

    The service is at 10:30 am. Bring a seat cushion and prepare to give generously.

    His business depends on it!!



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