Leonard Pitts’ Nov. 27 column (“A few words about ‘us’ and them’”) tries to shame Christians with Bible references he doesn’t understand.
“Light, compassion, and hope,” are year-round for real believers, not Christmastime platitudes as Pitts suggests. But those principles are rooted in Jesus the Savior (not “jesus,” social engineer). Pitts calls Him the divine baby, but in manhood He never commanded secular nations to change His teachings on individual compassion — like “love your neighbor” — into forced national policies that help duplicitous people who otherwise care nothing for Him to stay in political power.
Pitts’ quote “whatever you do to the least of these …” is inaccurate and out of context. The actual verses (Matthew 25, Matthew 24 context) pertain strictly to a unique judgment of the nations that survive Christ’s second coming. The words are “Inasmuch as ye have done …” referring exclusively to how the nations treated Jews during that future time the secular world only knows as Armageddon. Those verses aren’t a generic teaching.
We’re trillions in debt, unless a social agenda insists we’re somehow rolling in wealth to spare. Hypocrisy in babies shunned at the gate or in court? America’s courts and individuals have shunned Savior Jesus for decades. There’s the real hypocrisy and shame.