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The Nisqually Valley News (NVN) published a Letter to the Editor on January 4th titled “Steve Klein – Doing what he can to block progress” by John Owings of Lacey. Mr. Owings responded to my comments published in October, 2007 about the many letters in the NVN by Jeff Adams of Lacey which revealed that Mr. Adams is a pastor from Lacey with an eye on expanding his congregation to Yelm.
Mr. Adams’ many letters all condemned me & RSE.
The NVN finally filed a front-page story on November 2, 2007 with College Street Christian Church officials’ intentions to expand their congregation to Yelm.

Let me be very clear, I support and welcome peoples of all faiths and beliefs into our area and find they add immensely to our culture.

What Mr. Owings did not mention is that he is the webmaster for Rev. Adams at College St. Christian Church (renamed to Paramount Christian Church).
Is he now writing as a minion of Rev. Adams?

Mr. Owings own page on the Church’s website states,
“The bible teaches us to be careful with our words: ‘I will guard my ways, Lest I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle, While the wicked are before me’ (Psalms 39:1).

Carelessness with with our tongue can be a very dangerous thing. It can be hurtful, and even harmful. God did not intend for our words to break people down, but to build them up: ‘Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers’ (Eph. 4:29).”

Don’t you find interesting that Mr. Owings does not practice what he preaches?

Interesting that at no time have I ever received an acceptance to my requests over the last 2+ years for an appointment with College St. Christian Church officials to share views and develop a mutual understanding that would dispel their myths and false accusations and assumptions, the very fodder for their letters to the newspaper.

With all of their letter writing to the NVN, I find fascinating that two officials from the same church spend so much of their private time attempting to use their “words to break people down”, instead of “to build them up” by sitting down and having a discussion with me.
After all, Pastor Adams’ new bi-monthly column in the NVN is titled “Finding Reason.” I invite Pastor Adams and Mr. Owings to sit down with me to a friendly conversation to reason together.

What do you think?

Posted by Steve on January 10, 2008 at 5:41 am | Permalink

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  1. Jesus said to love your enemies and do unto to oth ers as you would do unto you.
    Steve, you are a great example of what he said.
    I think the Christians should pay attention to what is in front of them!!

    Comment by chistine hartman on January 10, 2008 at 5:27 pm

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