The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): Former President George W. Bush is receiving criticism for agreeing to speak Thursday at a fundraiser in Irving for the Dallas-based Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, a group whose purpose is to convert Jews to accept Jesus as the Messiah — something that is offensive to many Jews. Is the criticism warranted, or should an ex-president be allowed to speak to any group?
If former presidents stopped speaking before groups to which some people had objections, there wouldn’t be much speaking done.
He should be able to speak. He is not trying to convert! Gerald Askew
It may be offensive to many Jews but not all Jews.
Olivia Berrones Cruz
Our current president speaks to much more questionable groups. Pam Tuggle Yates Walrath
What’s more offensive is trying to convert people who don’t want to be.
God bless President Bush for speaking up for Jesus. Cheryl Mitchell Rose