If God is Love, God is for Gun Control

Written by Rebecca Branle, Ephrata Township . This piece was first published on March 24, 2021 in basicallybeckyblogs.com. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I think, deep down, we all know what’s right. And if we wonder, finding the answer is easy. Regardless of the God we pray to, or if we pray atContinue reading “If God is Love, God is for Gun Control”

Judicial Districts Aren’t Logical

Written by Steph Schreyer, New Holland. This piece was first published on January 30, 2021 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I am really scratching my head when it comes to state House Bill 38, a proposed amendment to the state constitution to organize the state judiciary into geographic districts and furtherContinue reading “Judicial Districts Aren’t Logical”

Honoring the Gig Worker

Written by Dennis Deslippe, Lancaster Township. This piece has been submitted for publication. Reprinted here with permission from the author. We’ve become accustomed in recent years to other Americans doing the things that we used to do for ourselves.  Once the purview of the elite it has become an expectation for a large swath ofContinue reading “Honoring the Gig Worker”

A Christian-Veteran-Doctor-Father’s Thoughts about the Death of Breonna Taylor

Written by Justin Wilson, MD, Manheim Township. This piece was first posted on Sept. 24, 2020 on Facebook. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I don’t often post much, and I definitely never post anything political or about current events.  But now, I have been moved in such a manner that not posting my thoughtsContinue reading “A Christian-Veteran-Doctor-Father’s Thoughts about the Death of Breonna Taylor”

It’s All White and All Wrong

Written by Rebecca Branle, Ephrata Township. This piece was first published on Oct. 26, 2020 on Rebecca’s blog, basicallybeckyblogs. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Thoughts Penned After Ahmaud It’s a white people problem. And yet that’s not how most white people talk about it. They speak in lots of “he should haves,” orContinue reading “It’s All White and All Wrong”

The Death of Ricardo Muñoz is Not a Partisan Issue

Written by Eric Kearsley, Willow Street. This LTE was first published on September 17, 2020 in LNP/LancasterOnline. Reprinted here with permission from the author. The circumstances surrounding the death of Ricardo Muñoz continue to emerge, but the following seems to be clear:  Ricardo Muñoz’s mental health problems were well known to his family and theContinue reading “The Death of Ricardo Muñoz is Not a Partisan Issue”

Protestors and Looters

Written by Eric Kearsley, Willow Street. This LTE was first published on June 4, 2020 in LNP/LancasterOnline. Reprinted here with permission from the author. One more example of reprehensible policing tragically reminds us that we still have more work to end the terrible story of racism in America.  Every time this happens, we make someContinue reading “Protestors and Looters”