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March 28. 2013 10:30PM
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Writer believes poll on website is biased

I was just wondering who puts together the questions for the Online Poll on the Times Leader website. Whoever it is, your bias is showing. The following question constantly appears in your poll:

Which of these statements about the coal industry in Pennsylvania do you believe to be MOST true?

The coal industry has taken huge strides to become environmentally friendly

The coal industry creates high-quality, high-paying careers for Pennsylvanians

The coal industry represents the best way to reduce our dependency on foreign energy

The coal industry has great potential for economic growth in Pennsylvania.

You cannot proceed in the poll without choosing an answer. What about those of us that feel that “none of the above” is “MOST true.” I realize it’s not a big thing, but it’s been bugging me for a while.

Kevin Costley


Secular progressives have taken over Easter

I am very upset about the latest attack on our religious traditions. First it was the war on Christmas, now it’s the war on Easter. The schools across this country, that won’t let the students even use the word Easter, are putting us on a path to becoming a Godless nation.

The secular progressives continue to push their agenda. Take for example Canada and China, where a woman can have an abortion at any time, for any reason. The push is on for the same thing in this country, but believers have prayed, protested, called their Legislators and did everything they could to defend the unborn. We must continue this fight and never waver. I want to remind people that courage is not the absence of fear, courage is the ability to do what’s right even when we’re most afraid, with God’s help.

All Christians know that Jesus paid a debt he did not owe because we owed a debt we could not pay. We are all called to be witnesses to our Faith and to speak up when this Faith is attacked. Now is the time to speak up for our beliefs before the time comes when we’re not allowed to speak up for them at all.

Wishing everyone a “Happy Easter.”

Barbara Yanchek


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