Redistricting and justice, plus more on Moore

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Gerrymandered districts

I wish you would stop writing your political opinions and seek God’s ways for inspiration.  Writing an article in support of an activist judiciary and not giving equal time to the opposition opinion isn’t fair reporting.  I get this same biased information from The Quorum Report and other secular reporters.  

When you write articles full of pretension and superior sanctity, it smells like dead men’s bones, like a Pharisee.  

If you want to inspire others to know Christ more, you wouldn’t get involved and write headlines about such grey issues as redistricting.

Why don’t you call those that don’t believe as you do “deplorable”? That will really inspire us to know your religion.

Kathaleen Wall



Here we go again. Let me guess: The two judges are liberal Democrats. 

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I have also wondered many times whatever happened to the words of Martin Luther King, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” The last eight years have been nothing but keeping the fires burning toward racial divide and agendas. 

Honestly, what would redistricting do but favor a different group of people to push their agenda. Is that any better than before? 

I don’t care what color the person’s skin is or their nationality. What I want to know is: Are they going to represent all the people? 

In a perfect world, districting shouldn’t matter, but we don’t live in a perfect world.

F.A. Taylor



I’m still scratching my head over your article …. To say that Jesus doesn’t approve of gerrymandering seems to be a stretch. I’ve been looking through my Bible for years to find something about Jesus leading a protest march, telling the Roman government that it needed to change its ways or doing anything to criticize leaders outside the Jewish religious clan. Somehow, I just can’t seem to find it. Maybe you could help me out by pointing out some New Testament Scripture I missed.

If your calling is to change the political system, more power to you. You go, Bro. What I remember from civics class is that gerrymandering was something done by both political parties and had been part of the political process for decades, if not longer. You’re welcome to campaign for political change, but to say Jesus doesn’t approve of gerrymandering is a misappropriation of Scripture.

Stating that conservatives using a political tool to stay in power is somehow putting minorities through hell on earth is another stretch. Maybe we should just let the other party take over—the one that loves secular humanism and socialism. I would have expected this kind of nonsense to come from somewhere else, like maybe the Pope, who himself is a fine Marxist. I would not have expected it to come from Baptists, of which I am one.

Brad Plank



Hands off Moore

With all due respect to my brother Jack Graham and his church’s million dollars support to the Cooperative Program: This method should not be used as a threat to get his way.  Matthew 18: 15-16 should be Jack Graham’s approach. Graham’s says he’s an evangelical; act like one—use God’s Word.

There are two sides to this fence and Graham, Robert Jeffress, Franklin Graham and others are not the last word within the Southern Baptist family. Minorities understand clearly what Donald Trump is, and his history. Russell Moore’s comments has fulfilled: “Speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15).

Jack Graham must remember that funds can be withheld on both ends of the rope. Let’s not play that childish game.

Russell Moore is a fine Christian man. He should not be muzzled by Jack Graham or anyone else within the Southern Baptist family.  We are not all Trump’s Republican supporters, nor Obama’s Democratic supporters, nor Bush’s for that matter.

But we’re all God’s children, so let us all get along with each other and act like mature believers in Christ.   Romans 7:17-20 describes Mr. Trump clearly, and we pray for his spiritual conversion daily.                      

Hands off Russell Moore, please!

R. L. Addison

Portsmouth, Va.

Editor’s Note: Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission determined Moore can keep his job, after Moore apologized for criticizing Southern Baptists who supported Donald Trump for president. The commission’s executive committee and Moore issued a statement announcing their resolution to the saga. Afterward, Jack Graham tweeted, “This is a gracious and unifying statement from @drmoore.” To read the story, click here.

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