Sound Off for Friday

Speak up: If more people would speak up about all the uninhabitable abandoned buildings in Coweta County, we could get something accomplished. Look at the Newnan House Motel, for example. I drove by there today and the courtyard is clean, grass is mowed and it does look better. Keep working.

Mass media impacts: The media has more power than any other entity and unfortunately it is used in harmful ways. For example, George Zimmerman, Paula Deen, and many conservatives are unjustly portrayed, and the ignorant masses only get what they are fed.

Answers: I would like to know the reason for the president’s latest trip, at taxpayers’ expense,  when many of us can’t afford a simple vacation.

Hello? Democrats, where are you? I never see any signs of a Democratic Party in Coweta County.

Won’t happen: When a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, marry and can produce a child through their own body, with no surgical procedure or help, then and only then would I even consider gay marriage OK. But I don’t have to worry because this will never happen. God made reproductive organs in a woman to produce a child and this simply isn’t going to happen. God help this nation.

Name game: God, Yahwey, Jehova, Great-I-Am, Lord, you name it. Whatever. To say that anyone else’s faith is “nothing more” than someone worshiping a prophet is the height of bigotry. Belief, like opinion, can’t really be certifiably “wrong” because it’s that person’s heart that makes the difference, not yours. How do you know you’re right?

Check it: A recent editorial mentioned the “abandoned” Coweta-Fayette EMC building. FYI, portions of the building are currently occupied, and the yard is being kept up nicely. Next time, please check your facts in order to make accurate statements.

Support all schools: I am sure the store owners in downtown Newnan have meetings to plan their downtown activities. I have tried unsuccessfully via store visits and phone calls to get support for East Coweta High School. I have been told the stores are in Newnan High School territory. ALL Coweta residents eat and shop downtown and provide revenue, even parents/students from ECHS and Northgate. Our sports and bands need your support, too. Please help all county schools. Thank you.

Get the soap: No matter what the skin color, it’s never OK to say ugly, hurtful words about someone, even in jest. That is a soap-washing-out-mouth offense. My mother raised me right.

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