Graham, his team accomplished much
As masterful as Billy Graham was in preaching the Gospel of Jesus, he would be the first to say the ministry would not have been as effective, even exist, had it not been for the team that surrounded him.
Grady Wilson and brother, T.W. Wilson, Cliff Barrows, George Beverly Shea, George Wilson, and Billy’s wife, Ruth Bell Graham, were brought together for the purpose, with Billy, of spreading the Good News.
Each was equally focused on the mission and endured many challenging years without a hint of scandal. Now, with the last of the team to go, the full team should be remembered.
George Martin, Charlotte
I question honoring Graham at Capitol
In response to “Graham’s body to lie in honor at U.S. Capitol” (Feb. 23):
I can’t help but feel that having Billy Graham lie in state in the U.S. Capitol is treading on dangerous ground in the separation of church and state.
With all the hypocrisy and divisiveness in this country, is it really smart to give this honor to a “Christian” who along with his son has spewed hatred against Americans of different sexual orientations for decades?
Bob Giliberti, Fort Mill
Arm schools with trained psychologists
Instead of spending the money to train and arm teachers who don’t really want the job of killing anyone, spend the money to put a trained child psychologist in every school. Then, teachers will have a skilled person to refer troubled children to before the situation reaches a crisis stage. That could save money, lives, and a troubled child.
E.T. Shafer, Charlotte
Tried it NRA’s way, with horrific results
The result of decades of NRA lobbying with support from certain GOP legislators addicted to NRA campaign financing has now been fully exposed.
More guns result in more death. More powerful weapons and accessories result in more death. Poor background checks result in more death.
Arming teachers leads to arming employees at the coffee shop, leads to arming librarians, leads to arming people out for a walk in the park. Leads to what? All of us clutching guns in bunkers preparing for the final shootout?
The myth is over. We’ve tried it their way, with horrific results. We must now work together to bring change that restores what we once had – a safer country.
Lee Fluke, Charlotte
Care also about the unborn children
I am a registered Independent. I keep reading about the call by students, parents and elected officials – mostly Democrats – for Republicans to stop taking money from the NRA in an effort to save the lives of children.
Will these same people start calling for Democrats to stop taking money from Planned Parenthood’s PAC in an effort to save the lives of unborn children?
I think not.
Celia Powell, Charlotte
NRA puts profits over nation’s safety
I heard Wayne LaPierre’s speech. He lashed out against common-sense gun safety measures, thus proving once again why the NRA is the problem.
The NRA is all about fear mongering, twisting the Second Amendment, and suggesting that mass shootings are a collateral component of bloody freedom.
The NRA was an organization for responsible, safe sport and recreation. Now, it’s just a shill for more guns and more profit, victims be damned.
Chip Potts, Mooresville
NRA leaders blame the media? Seriously?
NRA leaders blame the media? Seriously?
Now we have the NRA claiming the media doesn’t care about children killed in the mass shootings, all it wants are the headlines.
Are you kidding me!
NRA members should be ashamed of comments like this coming from their leaders.
It’s time NRA leaders recognize that something must be done to deal with this issue. They must stand up for responsible solutions, rather than blaming everyone else for their sins.
Lee Monks, Monroe
Stop blaming, start working together
Complex problems do not have single solutions. To make our schools safer all parties must engage in solutions.
The NRA must be open to some level of gun control, the FBI must follow its procedures, parents must teach their children to respect school and teachers, we must address mental health issues, and our representatives must have the moral and ethical fortitude to lead and not kowtow to special interests.
We cannot achieve school safety without recognizing its complexity – stop blaming, and start working together!
Arthur Tomasino, Charlotte