Recent Stories in Opinions

Society is not as inclusive as it should be

A news story came out of Midland, Michigan earlier last month about a woman suing Planet Fitness over having her membership revoked after she complained about a transgender woman sharing the women’s locker room.

'American Sniper' glorifies violence of war

Chris Kyle was the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history with over 160 confirmed kills. He was honorably discharged from the military in 2009 and went on to write an autobiography about his experiences.

Hillary Clinton unfit for presidency

The presidential elections are coming, and once again we’re wrought with a colossal number of candidates who have enveloped themselves in the flames of fundamentalism, extreme conservatism and globalist-capitalist rhetoric.

Letter to the Editor: Timely Warnings

Dear Editor,

The March 29 column in the Eastern Echo headlined “Are we getting all the Timely Warnings we should?” offers a good chance to clarify when the Eastern Michigan University campus community will receive such a notification and the circumstances that prompt such a message to be sent.

Rand Paul is right on Iran

Republican presidential candidate for 2016 Rand Paul presents a realistic and pragmatic position on Iran.

Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects rights of business owners

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the happenings in the state of Indiana.

But in case you haven’t heard yet, the state legislature of Indiana passed a bill stating business owners have the right to refuse service to individuals based on religious beliefs, or more specifically, refuse service to homosexual consumers.

The aftermath has created outrage and has spawned campaigns to “Boycott Indiana.” The campaign has been spreading like wildfire over social media.

I support the state of Indiana on this legislation.

At around the same time Indiana created the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a florist in the state of Washington faced a lawsuit after she refused to provide flower arrangements for a gay wedding.

According to ABC News, Barronelle Stutzman was fined by the state of Washington for $1,001 after a judge ruled she violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act, which protects the consumer against acts of discrimination by businesses, after declining to provide flowers for a gay wedding.