Change takes time

To the Editor,

Trying to tie up three issues in one letter with a little bite of seriousness and satire.

To the holier than thou that like to quote the Bible in their letters, may I ask are we to assume they are doing so under the pretense “Do as I say, not as I do?” If not, we have an awful lot of saints living among us, or they are speaking erroneously about God and sacred things.

If marriage, traditional or Biblical, is between a man and a woman and gay marriage a wrong or a sin, why not finish the sentence when spouting off marriage is between a man and a woman? “Till death do us part” is relevant because divorce is also a no-no.

Matthew 19:7 “And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife except for immorality and marries another woman commits adultery.”

Let’s get the 1 percent.

Matthew 19:24 “I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.”

One must admit a homeless man put that idea into Matthew’s head. It certainly wasn’t a rich guy. In fact, according to Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Jesus,” it was a homeless man. Jesus was homeless on Earth. His home is the Kingdom of God.

A $10 an hour minimum wage. Naw! The fellows that want to rejoice in the good old days when they worked hard – fabricators – and got ahead back when at graduation from high school one was almost guaranteed a job in Weirton Steel. You know the good old days when they had at one time 14,000 employees. The days the sweeper had a helper to carry his broom and another three men to do one man’s job.

Everyone was happy, especially the entrepreneurs. The year 1947, $6.47 a day folks. Social change takes time. The future had some raises coming and thereafter to this day management with their pittance of a raise expects one man to do three men’s jobs and still pay Coolie wages.

Steve Kopa