Letter: Re: Voices: Pro-life voting involves more than one issue

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RE: Voices: Pro-life voting involves more than one issue

I read the letter to the editor titled “Re: Voices: Pro-life voting involves more than one issue” and then re-read the original article, which noted a lot of people seem to think they are “pro-life” and vote based on the single hot-button issue of abortion.

Suppose Adolf Hitler had been “anti-abortion.” He may have been, for all I know. If that were the case, then I suppose we could overlook all the evil he had done, such as killing 6 million Jews.

The letter writer had this to say in closing: “It would be best for the Baptist Standard to focus on the gospel of Jesus Christ and far less on politics and social issues, but if they must address these issues, it needs to be done with balance.”

Maybe this writer could tell us how we can “focus on the gospel of Jesus Christ” and not address social issues, since “social issues” made up a large part of Jesus’ teachings while he walked the earth.

Recently, a “cold case” in Ozark from 30 years ago was examined, and the prosecutors proclaimed the husband had killed his wife. This week, the trial was scheduled to begin, but a lower-level employee discovered a witness who named the real killer. Suppose the husband had been executed? Those who have not spoken out against the death penalty would have been guilty of murder.

Carl Hess
Ozark, Ala.


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