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Faith inspires justice

The Spokesman-Review

We must challenge governments over wars and injustice. I disagree with Leonard Pitts (May 6) about a lack of follow-through by Christians. Judeo-Christian traditions have rallied the planet in political and social matters, for example Wilberforce, the Founding Fathers, Dr. King (ignoring the white church race issue).

In reference to Nazi Germany, many tried but died to stop Hitler; the civil rights movement over 200 years was born of faith-based dissension and disobedience; the AIDS crisis is still with us, particularly in Africa where Christians wage the battle (the choice of sexual activity played a significant part in the U.S. outbreak).

As to the term “isolated” in reference to the institutional church, it is an easy target, and you do not even have to mention names. The reality is that the few usually make a difference, or even one, our Lord, who has accomplished this as was ironically stated.

The issue was on the practices or effectiveness of interrogation. Demonstrate any country which has provided more aid and compassion and freedom to the world than the U.S. The war on terror and extremism must be recognized, however you try to wish it away.

Herbert Landis

Spokane Valley


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