To the Editor:
I read with interest the letter written by Jim Bixler of Avon in the Hendricks County Flyer on March 15 on his response to another letter from someone opposed to same sex marriage.
His letter plainly states that he feels that the increased acceptance of same sex marriage is a positive change and is for the better. He goes on to quote the Declaration of Independence and the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
His words are so flowery that I can see beautiful butterflies dashing around and I can almost smell the roses.
I did however notice that he failed to quote the King James Bible and any of its references as God has specific wording on this matter. It just seems right to quote the Creator on matters of such meaningful moral decisions when He has written about them.
Jon W. Layton
To the Editor:
Indiana is in the middle of drafting new education standards because of the inferior Common Core standards forced on us several years ago. All Hoosiers should object to every one of the draft standards because they are virtually a word for word replication of the Common Core standards and should call for an honest and thorough standards development process.
The vast majority of Hoosiers who have become acquainted with the Common Core curriculum are adamantly opposed to it. This disapproval was demonstrated through the number of parents and teachers who have risen up to voice their disapproval of it. The Indiana legislature and Governor have shown their desire to separate Indiana from Common Core first by HB 1427 in 2013 and now passage of SB 91.
Although HB 1427 called for a pause to further implementation and for a comprehensive review, powerful pro common core forces including those in the IDOE and CECI forged ahead because of their bias to force Common Core down the throats of Indiana citizens. A deliberate effort was made to pack the process and standards development committees with pro Common Core people excluding Common Core critics. These same pro Common Core staff people then outlined a plan to develop a draft review process that repeated virtually every Common Core standard into the new standards being developed to meet the requirements of HB 1427. Anyone who was following the process could see the flawed process and blatant bias.