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Shirley Bowman

Shirley B. Bowman 

The new ‘norm’

Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 4:30 a.m.

Last Modified: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 5:20 p.m.

To the editor: Cal Thomas’ column that appeared in this newspaper July 2 should be read and reread by all regardless of their religious or political inclinations.

Same-sex marriages are not the only “advances” that are tearing away at our families and societies, which are exposed to whatever “feels good or right” by a very vocal and active minority. Consider abortion, legal and illegal use of drugs, advertisements on television and in the media, movies and music, and explicit details of crimes that not too long ago would have been considered taboo. We are all subjected to what many consider the norm and now accept it with only a sigh of “How has this happened and where or when is it going to end?”

Perhaps as parents and grandparents, we, for the unspoken fear of being labeled too religious, too conservative or too “not with it,” have let the lack of morals, self-respect in appearance, love of God and country creep into our thinking, acts and acceptance of this new “norm.”

Please read the column by Mr. Thomas and consider where we have been, where we are going and just who or what is leading us there.

Shirley B. Bowman