Letters to the Editor

Response to GBCS over Iran deal

How is it that the local church is to stay away from politcs, but The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society, speaking for The United Methodist Church, sends a letter to the U. S. Senate supporting the Iran Nuclear Agreement, which is the hottest political issue in America... read more»

Sent by Terry Metcalf (Canton, Georgia) on September 18, 2015

The Iran deal.

You don't know the details of this so called "deal" and you ae using the false choice of this or war (The Iran deal, July 28, 2015). Same old liberal talking points. As for me, i've contacted my representatives and... read more»

Sent by Dave Good (Ada, Oklahoma) on July 30, 2015

Whose rights?

It is ironic that the Rev. Chris Momany should use the USSR and the Declaration of Human Rights as an example of the tyranny of a non-representative majority, since The Communist Party was exactly what he seems to be advocating: a small intellectual class protecting us from the unwashed majority (... read more»

Sent by Richard Davis (Marietta, Ohio) on July 29, 2015

Rule of law

The United States of America was founded on laws: laws that were passed to allow safety and freedom for its citizens (Threatening Sanctuary Cities misguided, July 28, 2015). When these laws are allowed to be broken, ignored and unprosecuted chaos follows.... read more»

Sent by Sharon Sanders (Mount Pleasant, North Carolina) on July 29, 2015

The real reason we still have racism

It has been 50 years since the Civil Rights Acts (Running away from our shadows, July 28, 2015). Yet "racism" persists. Why? Our esteemed Bishop Coyner wants us to look into our hearts. But we have been looking into our hearts for a... read more»

Sent by Richard Davis (Marietta, Ohio) on July 29, 2015

Focus on violence not ‘gun’ violence

Focusing on gun violence misses the point that the problem in our society is violence, with or without guns (Threatening Sanctuary Cities misguided, July 28, 2015). Focusing on guns ignores the desperate need for better teaching, better care especially mental-health care, better... read more»

Sent by George Potter (Tallahassee, Florida) on July 29, 2015

Last holdout denomination?

As other denominations (Episcolpalian the latest) accept same-sex marriage and gay clergy I wonder, will my United Methodists be the last Protestant holdout (Adding fuel to debate, June 29, 2015)?  Open Hearts indeed.  

Sent by Truman Grandey (Portland, Oregon) on July 28, 2015

The elephant in the room

The elephant in the room here is same-sex marriage and until The United Methodist Church adopts it willingly, anything else they talk about in this posting cannot be taken seriously (We the people, July 28, 2015).  

Sent by Kay Rickert (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) on July 28, 2015

Burning sacred havens

I am concerned about number five on your list concerning removing public symbols of hate etc. (Burning sacred havens, July 10, 2015). I am okay with removing the flag, but what about Confederate monuments to the war dead. Almost every border state... read more»

Sent by James G. Hardin (Opelika, Alabama) on July 14, 2015

Appalachian visit

I was glad to see that the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) is visiting a variety of sites within Appalachia (Connecting with Appalachia, July 10, 2015). After serving on the Executive Committee of UMAMN for several year it is important... read more»

Sent by Roger Grace (Grove City, Ohio) on July 13, 2015

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