Some of your correspondents have asked for positive reasons as to why vote ‘yes’ at the same sex marriage plebiscite. For me as a married, heterosexual, Christian the reason I will be voting yes is that the issue is all about people.
People are all made in the image and likeness of God. We respect one another: or at least we ought to, whether we believe in God or not.
The argument about the nature and definition of the human construct of marriage is an intellectual exercise. Valid arguments can be made on both sides of that intellectual debate. But, for me, the respect I hold for people, even when they differ from me, overwhelms any of the intellectual arguments.
And as for the furphy of voting no to end socalled ‘political correctness’, most so-called political correctness is actually common courtesy, politeness and respect – long may we be courteous and respectful.
Let’s give a resounding ‘yes’ vote to show our compassionate humanity.
Eric Smith, Shady Creek
Bouquet to the couple who stood in the pouring rain waiting for emergency services after an accident on September 5 on the corner of Albert and Normanby Sts. Thank you both for helping the person and keeping them safe from further danger. Bouquets to Brett Neilson and BFN Developments for his second Regional Builder of the Year Award. Brett is both progressive and committed to Warragul development. I wish he had bought the former Bonlac site and maybe we could be shopping in Warragul instead of out of town.
A huge bouquet to Mel at customer service at the ANZ Bank in Warragul. She has given not only me but to many of my friends exceptional customer service for years, always with a happy friendly smile. Thanks Mel you are the best.
My sincere thanks to those who assisted me after I fell in Woolworths car park late last week.
Particular thanks to the husband and wife who assisted me to my feet, cleaned my bleeding face and then escorted me across Smith St to the Recycle Shop where staff made me a cup of tea before driving me home.
Your kindness and assistance was greatly appreciated.
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