MR Folau, isn't your Bible discriminating against all the people that it is saying will burn in hell?
Craig Budden, Hamilton
WELL, can Sunday's get any better? Thoroughly enjoyed Barry Cassidy's final day on The Insiders program. Ashleigh Barty and Dylan Alcott won their respective French Open championship finals and not a tantrum or a spoiled brat in sight. Then a day of perfect weather, well can Sunday's get any better? To quote ScoMo "How good is this?".
Steve Larsen, East Seaham
BEV O'Hara (Short Takes, 5/6) reckons we should stop and look at what is happening in Newcastle rather than continue with all the negativity. We live in a Labor stronghold Bev, and scepticism over the light rail, buses and development within the city will continue while ever the state Liberal government is in power. I think they know how lucky we are in this town, they just won't admit it.
David Stuart, Merewether
SHAME on the state government for the proposed closure of Stockton Hospital and Tomaree Lodge ('Work it out', Newcastle Herald, 3/6). This will have a disastrous effect on the hundreds of mentally and physically handicapped patients who have been institutionalised for many years under the care of qualified nursing staff. To expose these people to the pitfalls of suburbia without professional staff care is inhumane.
John William Hill, Williamtown
GRANT Conway (Short Takes, 5/5), should women also just sit back and listen to the 'real experts' on men's health: men? And why should your opinion about abortion matter more than mine, since you are also a man? Following your logic, partners and boyfriends should not push women towards abortion, male politicians should not vote for abortion, male health professionals shouldn't advise women to have abortions or perform abortions. Those last points I can agree with.
Peter Dolan, Lambton
IT'S a slippery slope when our media organisations are raided because they have been practising, as they should (and as we should demand); investigative journalism. The fourth estate is an essential element of a functioning democracy. The AFP's actions are a threat to our right to be informed and their actions have not been justified by any explanations. If they are not acting on behalf of our government, as stated by some ministers, who are they acting on behalf of? If we are going to claim we are a free country, why is there increasingly evidence that this is not the case?
Anne Phillips, Wallarah
IN reply to John Bradford (Short Takes, 8/6). It would make a lot of sense for all new domestic buildings to be fitted out with solar panels. It would certainly ease the strain on the already overloaded electricity network.
David Davies, Blackalls Park
PLEASE explain why the Simms try was disallowed for St George and the same situation five minutes later was allowed. Referees and bunker still a joke.