LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
FLT postpones season due to pandemic
To the editor,
We would like to say thank you to our patrons, volunteers for their continued support of the Florence Little Theatre. Last year was truly an unprecedented year and the onset of 2021 unfortunately promises some of the very same challenges.
As good stewards of our organization, we must recognize the dangers that are posed to the safety of our patrons, volunteers, staff, and supporters. Because this national health crisis impacts us locally, we must regrettably make the decision to postpone our season. This is not a determination we made lightly, but have responded realistically.
Medical experts forecast that the following weeks and number of cases may be “extreme” which is characterized by the fact that the number of COVID-19 cases continues to accelerate in our region. It has been recommended that inside group activity should be prevented under these circumstances.
Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, live theater presentations at FLT will cease until further notice. We are disheartened by this announcement, but are committed to our community by acting responsibly during this pandemic.
The staff of Florence Little Theatre
Remedies MLK called for are necessary
To the editor,
As we commemorate the life and work and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, it’s important to remember that he was a radical. Dr. King fought for the rights of cash-poor and marginalized people to live with dignity.
At this time of pandemic and rebellion, when so many people have been failed by their government, the remedies Dr. King called for are so necessary. We need a federal jobs guarantee. We need housing for all. We need Medicare-for-all. We need an end to war.
We need the immediate end of police violence in our communities. We need public community schools that serve all of the needs of students, families and educators.
We need reparations for Black people as a way to address and remedy some of the unimaginable damage caused by enslavement and systemic racism. We need these things as much now as when Dr. King called for them during his lifetime. We are committed to making his dream of a beloved community a reality.
2020 Green Party
Vice Presidential Nominee
Choice Consequences: A place called Heaven
To the editor,
Heaven is a real place where a real God dwells and where he desires that real people go to spend eternity with Him when their life on this earth is over.
Jesus tells his anxious disciples in John 14:1-3 as He was preparing for His crucifixion: “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
The Bible teaches that there are two places to spend eternity, Heaven is one and Hell is the other. Wouldn’t you agree that Heaven is the preferred place?
To enter Heaven we must enter the way that God has planned. Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6).”
Heaven is home for those made righteous in Christ Jesus. It’s a place to spend eternity with Him and our loved ones. Hell is a place for the devil and the unrighteous. It’s a place to spend eternity in torment apart from God and our loved ones.
Which do you prefer?