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Pitts’ charge off the mark

The Spokesman-Review

“Write what you know.” Advice Leonard Pitts ignores every time he attacks Christians (“Christians lack follow-through,” May 6).

“Church” and Christians aren’t necessarily the same thing; indeed they are often at odds. Jesus’ parable on the wheat and weeds growing together and looking identical, wolves in sheep’s clothing, those who look Christian but reject the power behind what that actually means are some biblical examples. How does Pitts know what real Christians did, “with isolated exceptions,” in his examples?

Whatever the Pew report actually said, Pitts’ spin on the results is subjective. No Bible passage speaks to the issue of a nation-state using torture to gain information in wartime. It’s a nonissue and unsurprising that Christians differ.

Every New Testament admonition is to the Christian individual, not to nations. Remember, liberals, you insist this is not a Christian country, and you cherish your mythical church-state separation. Try looking at real atrocities, like the genocide of American abortion. Real Christians speak up on that, have you noticed?

Jesus will judge Christian response in every matter, and I’ll bet every cent I have He won’t consult Pitts or any other liberal.

Rod Foss



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