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Re: “The Conway police report on Gilbert Baker's DWI arrest

I was at UCA when Baker came as adjunct faculty, and he became a central positive influence in my life, and is someone I count as a friend. If he stumbled in this life, what of it? Which one of us is perfect? I believe in forgiveness and second chances.

It's a sad commentary on our society that so many vicious comments appear here. How does such attitude make the world better?

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Posted by John Heavner on 09/10/2016 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Arkansas legislature continues its anti-gay agenda

As I recall, Christ showed kindness toward many, many people in his society that Jews were taught from childhood to shun....prostitutes, the mentally ill, Samaritans...he even befriended a Jewish tax collector, hated by all for working with the occupying Romans. A central message was that one's actions towards fellow humans are a reflection of one's faith, in rejection of the dogma of his day. Jesus was a revolutionary for his day and culture, what many of us would call "liberal", if he walked the Earth today.

The breast-beating of political shills spouting intolerance while clinging to faith rings hollow with me.

Posted by John Heavner on 06/18/2016 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Delta Blues — a massive bust UPDATE

I say let's legalize pot, allow it to be distributed and sold legally, and tax it heavily. Require those that want to purchase it purchase a permit, and require them to install a THC/alcohol detection device in their vehicles. It could reduce our prison population 80% within 10 years, and might save Mexico from collapse. The War on Drugs is lost...we have to think differently.

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Posted by John Heavner on 12/21/2011 at 2:50 PM

 

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