Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

County Council Has Made a Godless Decision

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

County Council Has Made a Godless Decision

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Regarding Allegheny County Council rejecting the posting of "In God We Trust" ("National Motto Won't Appear at Courthouse," Sept. 10): In the name of tolerance America has become a godless nation. I do not find the words "In God We Trust" to be unaccepting or unwelcoming.

Those who believe in a higher being or God, regardless of what name we call our God by, should not find that phrase to be offensive. That leaves only those who do not believe in God, or those who act against the will of God, to be the ones who would be offended by those words. Are we to cater to these people or should we put God first?

Those of us who have a strong faith know that without God we can do nothing. Our political leaders need to be reminded of this, and those words would have been a necessary reminder. Shame on them for not doing the right thing!

BETTY J. WALLER

Munhall

The shoe fits, Dems

Now this is just too funny. As I was reading the letter to the editor "The GOP Strategy Is to Focus on Tax Resentment" (Sept. 8), which mentioned the term "tax and spend Democrats," who appeared on my television but Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. His message was that we are one of the few states that do not tax the oil industry and that we should make the oil companies pay their fair share to fund our schools.

If the label fits, wear it.

JANET ZIMMERMANN

Shaler

Truett Cathy's legacy

Seriously, a 93-year-old gentleman of the caliber of S. Truett Cathy, chairman emeritus of Chick-fil-A, passes away and the PG heads his news obituary with "Chick-fil-A Founder Controversial for Gay Marriage Stance" (Sept. 9). Is there no common decency remaining, especially with respect to one's obituary, and is there no room for other views on the definition of marriage?

Here was a self-made man, a person who created countless jobs, an owner who to this day keeps all of his restaurants closed on Sunday to permit employees to worship and to have time with their families, and a man who performed numerous philanthropic deeds - and the PG chooses to highlight a controversy over a statement made by his son, Dan, regarding the family's Christian belief that marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman. …

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