Duane Collins

Bixby, OK

Letter to the editor: Jenner is not a woman


Bruce Jenner is a 67-year-old, 6-2 man and a former (1976) Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete.  But Bruce Jenner announced in April 2015 that he is a transwoman. In an April 2015 interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce said he had dealt with gender dysphoria since a youth and that for all intents and purposes, “I’m a […]

Letter to the editor: Baby fighting for his life in England


In London there is a little 11-month-old baby named Charlie Gard fighting to live . . . but the Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Charlie is being treated, wants to pull the plug on Charlie’s life-support system and let little Charlie die. Sadly, the British government’s single-payer healthcare system bureaucracy supports the hospital’s decision to […]

Letter to the editor: New PC gender mandates


The New York Post and the Associated Press reported recently that Oregon will become the first state to allow residents to mark their gender as “not specified” on applications for drivers’ licenses, learner permits and identity cards.  Drivers will mark “X” instead the customary M for male or F for female. Oregon’s Department of Motor […]

Letter to the editor: United Methodists and homosexuality


The United Methodist News Service reports the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) commissioned an openly transgender individual as a provisional deacon on June 4, 2017. The United Methodist Church has ordained homosexual clergy before.  However, the Rev. M. Barclay is the first openly “non-binary trans person” to become a United Methodist […]

Letter to the editor: Methodists battle homosexual issues


The Rev. Karen Oliveto is the pastor of a United Methodist Church (UMC) in Colorado.  However, she is also a self-avowed practicing lesbian married to another lesbian – and she now has been consecrated as Bishop of the UMC Mountain Sky Area, which includes churches in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Montana, as well as one […]

Letter to the editor: Letter to the President


Every Christian needs to send this reminder to President Donald Trump: Dear Mr. President, You promised to stop the flow of taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood. You promised to rescind the Johnson Amendment in order to give church pastors more freedom to speak from the pulpit. You promised to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel […]

Letter to the editor: Pharmaceutical drug problem grows


One reason for the drug crisis in America is the fact that pharmaceutical drugs are too easy to obtain.  We are bombarded with media commercials for pharmaceutical drugs that can be delivered right to your front door. Every day we see a barrage of commercials on television, radio, the Internet and in magazines and newspapers […]

Letter to the editor: Embassy in Jerusalem


I call on all of you to urge President Trump to move forward on his campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  This move was approved in the “Jerusalem Embassy Act” passed by Congress in 1995. But since the act was passed, every U.S. president – Bill Clinton, […]

Letter to the editor: Bible says that building a wall is OK


There is nothing wrong with building a wall and providing a secure gate to protect American citizens.  God has a gate around Heaven. Here’s what Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is […]

Letter to the editor: We should support President Trump


President Trump signed an executive order on January 27 putting an immediate freeze on immigration from seven countries: Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Sudan.  This temporary immigration freeze is similar to one former-President Obama issued in 2011 against these same countries. It is interesting to note how quickly demonstrators showed up with protest […]