NAACP wrong; Graham clearly gets broader message of Bible
The NAACP wants to call out Franklin Graham for cheery-picking the easy parts of Christianity (NAACP blasts Graham, Oct. 30). Id like to know where the NAACP draws the line on the continued moral decline of our nation?
Its comical to suggest that Mr. Graham is ignoring the broader message of the Bible to help the poor, feed the hungry and treat the sick. Id suggest the NAACP spend some time at the Operation Christmas Child distribution center this year.
Maybe thats a better use of your resources than looking for the next photo op.
In response to U.S. Opinions: Los Angeles Government right to take reckless bankers to court (Oct. 30 Opinion):
Way I see it, government is not the boogie man in banking
Contrary to conservative myth-makers, the national housing bubble came from bankers eliminating underwriting controls, cutting corners and concealing resulting defects from Fed backers.
Tom E. Bowers
In response to Growing CMPD camera network stirs concern (Oct. 28):
You cant have it both ways
on CMPD camera network
What wouldve been the reaction of Charlotte civil rights attorney James Ferguson if Charlotte-Mecklenburg police had announced that the cameras would be installed only in Myers Park or on Rea Road?
I imagine an indignant condemnation of CMPD for neglecting high crime areas would be forthcoming, as that becomes a surrogate for racial minority areas being neglected.
Romney aims ads at voters fooled by repeated falsehoods
The latest Romney campaign ad in Ohio stating that Chryslers Jeep division is moving jobs to China is just one more example of the lies his campaign is willing to state in order to frighten voters into voting for him.
Chrysler has stated numerous times that it is opening a plant in China strictly for production of vehicles to be sold in China, and that no jobs are at risk in the USA.
That doesnt seem to have any effect on Romneys campaign.
As with other falsehoods such as the $716 billion they claim is being taken out of Medicare they are taking the tack that the more they repeat the lie, the truer it becomes!
In response to Altar calls and ballot boxes (Oct. 29):
Rev. Moss, candidate he touts dont reflect my Biblical views
After seeing the Rev. Gregory Moss on the front page of Mondays Observer endorsing President Obama, I have to wonder what gospel Rev. Moss is preaching.
There is no way a true Christian, not a professing Christian, but someone who has a true saving knowledge of Christ, can vote for Obama.
Obamas pro-death policies for babies in the womb and his redefining of marriage are the exact opposite of what Christ and his apostles taught.
Obama plainly promotes sin.
Maybe Rev. Moss preaches a social gospel, environmental gospel or Black Liberation theology but whatever it is, I assume he has removed Matthew 19, Psalm 139 and the whole book of Romans from his Bible.
Read between the lines on candidates storm comments
President Obama spoke on TV of the terrible storm in the Northeast. Among other things he said for all of us to look out for our friends and neighbors.
Gov. Romney spoke on the same subject and asked that we all send money to the Red Cross.
There we see the big difference between these two men.
In response to Romneys plan doesnt add up; dont buy the snake oil (Oct. 30 Forum):
Criticism rings hollow; Obama track record on budget dismal
Just how is President Obamas budget plan adding up?
How about over a $1 trillion deficit each year? Now thats some impressive snake oil.
Besides, the Democratic party is hardly competent when it comes to budgets. Twice Obamas budget has failed to win a single vote of support in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
So excuse me for not taking criticism about Romneys budget proposals from Forum writer Thomas Strini seriously. Given the current administrations actual track record, the criticisms ring pretty hollow.
In response to Potty mouths in politics go from private to public (Oct. 30 Viewpoint):
U.S. deserves better; rude campaigning sets bad example
Thanks to Washington Post columnist Alexandria Petrie for publicly calling out current campaigners and our country at-large for our rudeness in addressing one another.
Yes, civility should be our standard for speaking about other people. We just need to look at a few other countries to see how far we do not want to go.