I'm taking the day off on Saturday, but you have homework.
Compare and contrast these two mission statements.
From the One Southern Indiana web site:
One Southern Indiana is the combined Economic Development Council and Chamber of Commerce for Floyd and Clark counties on the Indiana side of the Louisville, Kentucky metropolitan area. One Southern Indiana proactively works to grow our regional economy through business attraction, retention and expansion; through encouraging and supporting entrepreneurs; and through providing government and workforce advocacy, business education, networking opportunities and other business services to our investors. We are one vision, one voice for business.
From the web site of ROCK, i.e., Reclaim Our Culture Kentuckiana:
Are you concerned about ...
The moral decline in our culture
Growth of sexually oriented businesses
Pornography and obscenity
Efforts to push expressions of faith out of the public arena
Attacks on marriage
Culture of death (abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, etc.)
Humanism and relativism
Go to ROCK's web site and watch the video, where you'll hear numerous phrases like, "The mission of ROCK is consistent with the mission of Christ.”
Now, recalling that 1SI chairman Kerry Stemler has indicated that his group is "on board" with ROCK, although not in the "front lines," answer these questions:
What does ROCK's theocratic advocacy have to do with economic development, and why is Stemler giving 1SI's imprimatur to a very specific and exclusionary Christian advocacy group?
R.O.C.K. on, One Southern Indiana ... but first, please answer these inconvenient questions.
One Southern Indiana: Much to answer for, and most (perhaps all) of it at taxpayer expense.
Photos: No torture for a downtown bridge.