"NO apologies for conversion therapy," (The Examiner, August 30) our church was referenced as a body that admits to having "carried out SOGI conversion practices".
I want to emphasise: our church does not provide exorcisms, electroshock therapy, psychoanalysis, reconditioning, or aversion therapy.
We simply hold out the same hope God offers to all people: forgiveness through Jesus Christ and grace to change.
However, by simply praying and preaching the Bible, the Issues Paper prepared by the Tasmania Law Reform Institute would have you believe that we are engaged in "SOGI conversion practices."
The reality is that we simply carry out Christian ministry as it has historically been done.
I congratulate Peter Gutwein on his bold, forward-thinking budget.
Not since the days of Robin Gray in the 1980s have we had such budgets. It is an ideal time to increase state debt, interest rates being abnormally low.
An extensive program of public works, touching most parts of our state, will make life more rewarding for all of us.
It is only right that future generations contribute to the developments that they will enjoy.
I THINK Peter Gutwein and the government have done a great job looking after Tasmania during the pandemic, but what an absolute joke that football teams can be brought into the state straight away to play a game when Tasmanians can't even return home and to their own homes to quarantine where they can. Priorities are all wrong.
RECENTLY I had the misfortune to lose my driver's licence.
After the initial procedure of contacting police and Service Tasmania, I arrived home some days later to find that my licence had been placed in my letterbox.
I am so very grateful to whoever took the time, care and thought to return my licence.
Such acts of kindness are a reminder that most people have goodness in their hearts.
A QUICK lesson in mask etiquette and beer drinking at the footy.
Rule Number One: Keep your mask attached to your ears even though your mouth is exposed.
Rule Number Two: Keep your beer visible at all times. Don't rest it on the floor
Rule Number Three: Expose mouth, sip, re-cover mouth, repeat.
I got sprung for all of these indiscretions on Saturday. They were just doing their job.
The irony is not lost on me however.
I wore my mask correctly at all times when I did not have a beer.
I always use the QR check in. I am fully vaccinated.
Upon leaving the ground there I was with the mass of people heading back to town all maskless.
I can think of no better reason for a vaccination passport.
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