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Check Bible words, too

Parents concerned about children reading the Bad Ass Coffee Company's sign are advised to monitor their children's' reading of both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. The King James and the Revised Standard version contain many references to that animal. Perhaps there is a cleaned up version that uses donkey.

Balaam's ass rebukes him. Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a borrowed ass. Even the 10 Commandments are a problem because the 10th commandment is Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet they neighbor's wife, now his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.

My suggestion to parents of curious children is to say, Hey! Who can find the most words that rhyme with ass? You have five minutes. Go! ' Eileen Adee, Medford.

Help at home first

Ron Bergesen's letter, Americans first, expressed the same thoughts and feelings I have. We neglect our own poor and senior citizens, but seem to have money to send to foreign countries, friendly or not. ' Joseph Carvalho, Medford