Letter: What is the Idaho Way?

Letter: What is the Idaho Way?

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What exactly is the Idaho Way? According to 28 Idaho Republicans, addressing gender-based violence and under-represented minority students is just too costly for Boise State University and other Idaho institutions, and it just goes against the Idaho Way.

They are concerned that Idaho colleges' and universities' efforts to create inclusivity, diversity and equality are disconcerting. Excuse me? Huh?

I want to live in an Idaho that cares about its people — all of them, regardless of their gender or their sexual orientation. I want to be proud to live in a state where everyone is included and everyone is treated equally. That should be the true Idaho Way — not the homophobic, misogynistic and racist letter written by Rep. Barbara Ehardt and signed by 27 other Republican state lawmakers.

Everyone who signed that letter should be ashamed of themselves and should never be allowed to hold public office ever again.

Heather Stout



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Answer, Revival

We did not have to have coronavirus (pestilence), floods, tornadoes, wildfires, etc.

2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

God gave man free agency, to do good or evil. When as a nation we choose to do evil such as doing and/or condoning wickedness such as abortion, adultery, arson, assault, child abuse, divorce, drunkenness, incest, lying, murder, perjury, robbery, same-sex marriages/sodomy, stealing, wife beating, etc., which are sins listed in the Bible, we invoke the wrath of God.

It has been said, "What we learn from history is we do not learn."

Read Ezekiel, which tells over and over again, particularly Chapter 33, tells how God disciplined his people who rebelled against God and committed adultery and idoltary.

It is time for world revival. God said if we turn from our wicked ways He, God, would heal our land. There is a heaven and hell. Scoff, die and go to hell. As a nation and the world, repent and stand in the place of blessing.

Carter Killinger

Twin Falls

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