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April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014: Letters to the editor

Immoral behaviorcan produce poverty

In his letter expressing concern about children in poverty, a letter writer “wonders” how Jesus would respond. That is easy, because Jesus tells us. He tells his followers to respond with compassion. Christ instructs his followers to use their personal resources of time, talent and treasure to care for “the least.” If the letter writer wants to use Jesus’ call for compassion as a theocratic rationale to establish government bureaucracies that line the pockets of some of those at the top and allow the root causes of poverty to go unimpeded, then he should consider the totality of Jesus’ teachings. Jesus was proactive about reducing or eliminating behavior that produces poverty.

The most significant lesson is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Until we begin there, poverty will continue to run rampant. “And the second [greatest commandment] is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” We do not attain the second until we practice the first. When we practice the first, we discover firsthand the benefits received from not committing adultery and reducing divorce to only the most extreme conditions. Every study about family dynamics I read demonstrates the positive effects of the heterosexual biological family on children. Every other family structure studied increases the likelihood of poverty for children and adults.

Jesus was pretty wise, wasn’t he? Sadly, his creation does not seem to want to be as smart.

Charles A. Layne

Bunker Hill

Time to give voiceto the voiceless

Abortion is a huge business in America — not only for the people who promote it, but also for some organizations that claim to be fighting against it, the biggest one being National Right To Life.

It just kicked out another local chapter in Georgia, claiming it was too pro-life. Really? More than 55 million of the most innocent among us slaughtered over the last 51 years. Something’s wrong with that picture. Think about it.

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