Weatherford Democrat

February 12, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Readers write to back candidates

Weatherford Democrat

Johnson supported for JP4 re-election

Dear Editor,

Lynn Marie Johnson is running for re-election for Justice of Peace, Precinct 4.

As residents of Willow Park since 1992, we are much aware of what goes on in our city and our precinct. We would like to inform the voters of this area why we support Judge Johnson for re-election.

Since Judge Johnson was elected to this position the office has undergone substantial change in her effort to be responsive to the community and to be accountable to the voters. Collections have increased by more than 30 percent, security and technology have been upgraded, a website has gone online, the backlog of criminal and civil cases has been eliminated and the office is operating under budget.

As longtime residents we can honestly say that Judge Johnson has been the best justice of peace since we have been here. We recommend that all registered voters go to the polls and vote for the re-election of Judge Lynn Marie Johnson.


W.G. Hale Alderman, Willow Park

Couple backs Riley’s re-election bid

Dear Editor,

We would like to express our support for the re-election of Mark Riley as Parker County Judge.

In our opinion Judge Riley has proved himself to be successful in leading our county in a very positive direction.

He has always stood up for Parker County at the state and national level and helped see that many new roads are now opening for us all to have safe travel.

Judge Riley is a strong supporter of the older adults and less fortunate of Parker County and volunteers his time, talent and means to help with fundraisers and events on their behalf.

We ask our friends and family to please vote for Judge Mark Riley.


Kenneth and Nadeen Murphree, Weatherford

When wrong is right

Dear Editor,

Isaiah wrote of this day centuries ago when he said, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isa 5:20)

What a great description of where we are living today. It is becoming harder and harder to hold to a biblical worldview with every passing day. I’m not sure what woe means, but it sure does not sound good.

You may have noticed that many preachers are becoming softer and softer on the hot button issues as it is becoming more and more unpopular to take these positions. People don’t want to hear that pornography, divorce, homosexuality or premarital sex are sin. They are mentioned less and less from the pulpit as pastors, perhaps unwittingly, are attempting to avoid being branded a crazy hellfire and brimstone fundamentalist out of sync with his world.

An ominous warning from the Bible describes how right will become wrong and how wrong will become right, particularly in the closing days of human history. The moral absolutes in the Bible are slowly being tweaked by the shifting standards. When judgment begins at the house of God as the Bible states, it will be the compromises by the very Christian denominations claiming Christianity that will receive the most severe scrutiny for failing to follow absolute standards that are stated in the Bible.

Paul warned us about this day. All who desire to live godly will suffer persecution. Too often we don’t recognize persecution for what it is when it comes. Today persecution comes in the form of being told that we are wrong when we do right and right when do wrong. It can be very intimidating. More than ever we need to be holding fast to the standard of God’s word concerning right and wrong. If we are not careful we will be led down the garden path and convinced of all kinds of things that are not God’s will for us at all. It was Abraham Lincoln who said, “I am convinced the the Bible is God’s greatest gift to man, for without it we would not know right from wrong.”

In the midst of such moral chaos, Christians must not be duped or intimidated. We must retain confidence in the power of God who stands behind His unbreakable Word. We must remain bold in proclaiming Christ as the only hope for people in the world. It’s vitally important that we rise above the confusion for there is a source of absolute truth, the Bible, and it is true no matter how you feel.

The Word of God is the starting point and final test of truth. Scripture truth is unchanging because God is unchanging. We must recover our love of biblical truth and the conviction that it is unassailable truth. Something cannot be true without a reference point and that reference point for all mankind is the Bible, the living Word of God!

Psalm 119:11

Your Word I have hidden in my heart,

That I might not sin against You.

David Nowak, Weatherford