Unable to vote on Sunday sales
I listened to the news on WSAZ. I was appalled by what I heard.
Thank God for the Rev. Floyd Paris for standing up for God, our Lord Jesus Christ and Christians who believe in God and live for God.
Why were we not able to vote on allowing Sunday sales of liquor in the two Ashland precincts? Why was the voting only to be in those two precincts? Why?
People must not be reading the same Bible that I am. Is not the selling of liquor six days a week enough? Must the sellers of liquor have our Sabbath, too?
I know that a lot has changed in our town. God help us.
Second Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
It is time for Christians to stand up for God, The Bible says, “Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess ...” Now is the time to do that.
P.L. Estep, Ashland
Tim Preston story merits praise
I enjoyed reading “Revival still sending ripples,” a story about a revival in a Martin County church where 103 people were saved in 34 nights of revival.
I thank Tim Preston for ignoring the “funny looks” of his co-worker, as he stated, and making it possible for this refreshing story to be in our Sunday edition of The Independent.
He said it may not have been front page news, but I believe the newspaper may have gotten more attention if that story and headline were on the front page instead of a story about the Tuesday election about Sunday alcohol sales.
Hattie Baldridge, Ashland