Sammamish Forum Jan. 8

January 8, 2014

By Administrator

Eastside Catholic

was in the right

The ultimate authority for the Catholic Church and every Christian is to be found in the Bible, God’s word.

The Bible is clear on homosexuality if we would but consult it. 

We can read in the Old Testament Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13.

In the New Testament, Romans 1:25 and I Corinthians 67:9-11 confirm the Old.

God allows us to turn our backs on him and suffer the consequences of our choices.

As a parent, I am grateful for all those who take godly stands to protect our young people.


Carrie Vasko



There are no cars on the East Lake Sammamish Trail

As a 35 year resident on East Lake Sammamish Parkway, I have noted the many ideas and policies proposed by the county and city regarding the future of the Parkway.

Not much has happened over three plus decades, but somehow traffic seems to have adapted sufficiently to avoid major gridlock.

However, your recent item about East Lake Sammamish Parkway, which states that the Planning Commission decided to consider Lake Sammamish Trail capacity as extra vehicle capacity on the East Lake Sammamish Parkway, causes me to wonder what rationale were they using to apparently declare apples are oranges.


George Sutherland



Support the Issaquah School District levies

As we enter a new year, Issaquah School District voters have a unique investment opportunity.

On Feb. 11, the entire community will have the opportunity to vote yes on a three-part Issaquah district school-funding ballot, comprised of the following items:

u Four-year Maintenance and Operations Levy in the following amounts: $44.5 million in 2015, $48 million in 2016, $51.5 million in 2017, and $54 million in 2018.

u One-year Transportation Levy in the amount of $1.7 million in 2015.

u Four-year Critical Repairs/Technology levy in the following amounts: $11.4 million in 2015, $12.05 million in 2016, nearly $13.6 million in 2017, and nearly $14.9 million in 2018.

When you consider the social and economic impact of supporting our schools, there’s no better return on investment.

These dollars directly help Issaquah School District students and the future members of our community.

Our ability to help develop creative, intelligent and productive young adults offers such a contribution to the fabric of our community that, to borrow a phrase, it’s “priceless.”

At $40 per year in per-household increase in tax basis on average, we can contribute to a school district infrastructure and technology platform that is among the best in the state.

As homeowners, this investment supports our community’s reputation as being one of the best places to live and raise children.

It’s no surprise we find signs in front of new housing developments, or homes being listed, touting “in the Issaquah School District.”

Whether you’re a homeowner with school-aged children or not, the resulting contribution this investment makes to the value of your home or property is clear. It’s a great investment.

For me, it’s an easy choice and decision. Please vote yes for the upcoming Issaquah School District levies.


Marc Messina


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One Response to “Sammamish Forum Jan. 8”

  1. Frank Blau on January 12th, 2014 10:26 pm

    Of course the Old Testament is FULL of things that “Christians” choose to ignore when it doesn’t suit them.

    Leviticus 20:9 – If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death.

    Leviticus 20:10 If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.

    You don’t see anyone standing up for that now, do you?

    How about Exodus:

    Exodus 35:2

    For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it must be put to death.

    No, I don’t see you doing that one either?

    So why do you single out just ONE verse to uphold when it is convenient?

    Simple, when you want a justification for homophobia and bigotry. It’s not religion that makes you a bigot, that’s all on you. Your religious quotes are just convenient cherry-picking to make you feel better about being one.

    Frank Blau

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